Date Macadamia Balls- Fill Your Real Foods Candy Bowl!


Date-macadamia nut balls couldn’t be easier! I didn’t use soaked nuts, but just the dry roasted ones from Costco.  Some I rolled in shredded coconut- I thought they looked pretty, but the kids like them better without the coconut.  The dates make them nice and sweet, the nuts make them a filling snack.

Makes 25 olive-sized balls
2 cups California dates, pitted (you can see the pits behind, they’re not hard to pit by hand)
1 cup roasted macadamia nuts
Pulse to desired consistency in the food processor (see below).  Roll into balls, if desired roll in dried coconut.  I keep them in the fridge- they’re not as soft when they’re cold.  No baking, super easy!

This is similar to last year’s homemade clif bar, but easier and no-bake.
And another bar- Strawberry Almond Bars (grain free)
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  1. Yum! These look so good! hey, I've just started a new linky over at my blog for anyone posting a vegetarian recipe. Feel free to come over an link it up!

  2. Denise Therese says:

    I'm definitely going to try these some time! This fits my diet perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I did those once with almonds and dates. very yummy.
    I also like them with coconut. I think I need to make them again soon.

  4. Lauren Slayton says:

    Yum. Dates to me are one of the best natural sweets. I cannot wait to try these. I have had something similar with almonds but the macadamias sound delicious.

  5. Mrs. Ed says:

    I'm hosting a web carnival this month. Just in case you're interested: Go ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free

  6. i like to make them with soaked cashews as well and often add dried fruit. BUT what makes them really AMAZING is dehydrating them overnight. it makes them very similar to a larabar, but much less pricey!
    i just use the same ingredients listed on the larabar pkg. and pop them into the dehydrator after forming them, they are phenomenal.

  7. Cara @ Health Home and Happiness says:

    That sounds great! I'm going to try that for on the run snacks this summer!

  8. I am trying these soon!!! How long on the dehydrator? I really like that idea!!

  9. Gotta make these – Mmm! Thanks for sharing! :)


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