This afternoon I decided to get busy in the kitchen making some healthy snacks for this weekend’s trip to Boston. As my husband started roasting coffee I suggested we try making our own chocolate covered coffee beans. I will be quite honest with you they were an epic fail and made us both sick to our stomach.
On a better note these delicious walnut date energy balls were to die for! With no added refined sugar these yummy morsels will satisfy your sweet tooth. You will need a food process or and an “S” shaped blade. This recipe made 17 balls at 50 calories each! Here is the recipe:
- 1 cup dates
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 oats
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened flaked coconut
- Place dates, walnuts and maple syrup in the food processor and blend until it becomes a chunky paste
- Mix in oats, flax seed and coconut
- Pulse until fully mixed
- Measure a tablespoon of the mixture and round into a ball until mixture is gone
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes
As a kid I grew up on roasted chickpeas. Today I decided to make some with a flare. Knowing my love for hot and spicy foods my mom had bought me chipotle, siracha and habanero seasonings. Today I decided to make some chipotle roasted chickpeas.
All you need is a can of chickpeas and chipotle seasoning, or really any seasoning you desire.
- Preheat the oven to 300
- drain and rinse chickpeas saving 1 Tbsp of brine
- once rinsed de-skin the beans
- Mix beans, 1 Tbsp brine and 1 Tbsp seasoning
- Spread on a baking sheet and slowly bake mixing the beans in the pan every 20-30 minutes to prevent burning.
- Bake until desired dryness (I roasted mine about 1.5 hours)