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Recipe: Carob Date Spheres

Updated on June 19, 2013

Carob Date Spheres

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As with many of us Baby Boomers today, trying to stay healthy has become a priority. To that end, I try to find recipes that will nourish my body, sustain life and pay homage to my palate. Believe it or not, it is truly possible. So, for all of you foodies out there, I am sharing with you a delicious treat that will help you to make healthier choices and possibly give up dangerous sweets that spike your sugar levels, making you prime candidates for diabetes. It is my fervent hope that you will adopt this recipe as your own and possibly tweak it as I have after being introduced to it in Bicycle Magazine.

Carob Date Spheres

I learned about this recipe when I was reading my monthly Bicycle Magazine.The recipe was published in the December 2012 issue on page 67.

Their recipe called for cocoa, but I prefer carob for its rich source of calcium and lack of caffeine. However, for your purposes, you can opt to use the cocoa.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup (6 approx) Medjool Dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (I use Raw)
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa or Carob
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Coconut Flakes

Instructions

  1. If you hadn't already purchased ground almonds, you can grind the almonds using a processor, or grind walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and pecans to equal one cup.
  2. Add dates, vanilla, cocoa or carob, honey and sea salt then process once again until the mixture forms a dough like quality.
  3. Take small amounts of the dough into your hands and roll it into balls. The recipe can yield 12 balls depending on the size of the balls.
  4. You can also opt to form bars but I would suggest doubling the recipe so that the bars have density.
  5. I sprinkle the balls with raw coconut for extra taste and nutrition.
  6. Store balls in the refrigerator for up to a week or you can store them in the freezer for up to a month.
If I the Swedish  Chef Can Do This, So Can You!
If I the Swedish Chef Can Do This, So Can You!

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    Sueswan 4 years ago

    Hi Robin,

    Sounds yummy! Only problem is I don't have a food processor.

    Voted up and sharing.

    Take care :)

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    Sueswan Thanks for the review!

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

    The date spheres sounds delicious. I like the fact there is no flour since i must maintain a gluten free diet. Thank you for sharing..

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    breakfastpop 4 years ago

    This sounds absolutely delicious.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    always exploring They are delicious and healthy for you too. I have another flour free recipe too.

    breakfastpop Very delicious! Your recipes are amazing. If I ever have company, I will try one of yours.

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    Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    I would really love a piece right now. I do love carobs and dates and this recipe idea sounds like just the thing to serve with a cup of tea.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    teaches12345 The problem is that I have to limit myself because the ground nuts are caloric. They are awesome; trust me.

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    Vincent Moore 4 years ago

    Since I have become a vegan, yet who does use raw honey in my diet, many vegans don't eat honey because they claim it as vomit from the bee, how true, yet the bee is not harmed nor killed. I will try to make these, they sound delicious and I love my sweets along with my vegan muffins. Voted up, tweeted and shared.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    Hi Vincent. Raw honey is antibacterial for the body and kills off a lot of bad so I advocate it. As for this recipe, well, it is addictive. I like it better than regular sweets. Also, look at my peanut butter recipe. You can substitute the sugar if health is your guide and use some stevia to taste prior to baking. Enjoy and thanks.

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    Ms. Immortal 4 years ago from NJ

    Thanks for the recipe Robin, I am looking forward to making these!

    voted up.

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    Robin Grosswirth 22 months ago from New York

    Cathyfidelibus Sorry I was remiss in responding. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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