Healthy Chocolate Covered Amazeballs

Healthy Chocolate Covered Amazeballs | Real Food RN
Healthy Chocolate Covered Amazeballs | Real Food RN

I am always trying to come up with “healthy” dessert recipes so my kids are allowed treats without eating all that junk. I know if I deprive them of all sweets, they are very likely to binge on sugar at their friend’s (or grandparents’) house. So I need to keep a balance here.

This recipe was created from random foods in my fridge and cabinet in a four-alarm treat emergency. After I made them up and we all gave them a try, the only word that came to mind was “amazeballs” because I was just amazed at how so few ingredients could make such a delicious treat!!! So, naturally, I had to call them chocolate covered amazeballs — a healthy version!

Healthy Chocolate Covered Amazeballs | Real Food RN

Healthy Chocolate Covered Amazeballs

This recipe was created from random foods in my fridge and cabinet in a four-alarm treat emergency. After I made them up and we all gave them a try, the only word that came to mind was "amazeballs" because I was just amazed at how so few ingredients could make such a delicious treat!!!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup creamy almond butter (you will use more or less depending on how "juicy" your dates are)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

1. In a food processor, chop dates until they resemble crumbles.

2. Transfer to mixing bowl and add sea salt and almond butter, start with 1/4 cup almond butter and add more until you have a paste that can be formed into balls.

3. Roll into balls and place on a Silpat lined baking sheet.

4. Put the sheet into the freezer until they are firm.

5. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

6. Using a toothpick, pierce the date balls and dip into chocolate until well coated.

7. Place back onto a baking sheet and put all of them back into the freezer until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!

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