I HAVE to share this recipe because it is unbelievable. Unbelievably simple and unbelievably delicious.
I found this recipe on Southern In Law blog and when I saw the ingredients, I seriously questioned how it would turn out. But since it had THREE ingredients and would take about 5 minutes to find out, I figured, why not?
*disclaimer: I think you may have to use a food processor to make this work. Or something that has similar capacities.
Anyways, if you are anything like my house, you crave something sweet A LOT. Like, after every meal. And in between meals. And before bed.
And when you wake up. So, when I saw this recipe had (again) THREE ingredients that are healthy, gluten free and vegan… it was kind of a no brainer to give it a whirl.
What you will need:
1 cup medjool dates (or dried dates) *I bought the pitted dates my grocer had available. It worked.
1 cup cashews
2 tsp vanilla (I added a little extra. Because I always add extra vanilla)
Optional: a pinch of sea salt (recommended!)
What you need to do:
Measure out a cup of dates and a cup of cashews.
Pour them into your food processor. Pour the vanilla over the top. It will look like this. Ew. I almost stopped at this point. That looks like a creature.
Process. I pulsed the food processor until it started to look like it could be shaped. It took a few minutes.
|I had to pulse for another minute or so after this picture was taken!|
If you feel like it is not coming together, add a splash of water and process a little bit longer. Remove from the food processor. Form into small balls with your hands. Put on a plate and chill in the fridge or go ahead and give it a taste! Seriously.. YUM!
|Don’t mind my manicure, it cannot keep up with my life.|