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Recipe: Carob Date Spheres
Carob Date Spheres
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Add dates, vanilla, cocoa or carob, honey and sea salt then process once again until the mixture forms a dough like quality.
- 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.
- You can also opt to form bars but I would suggest doubling the recipe so that the bars have density.
- I sprinkle the balls with raw coconut for extra taste and nutrition.
- Store balls in the refrigerator for up to a week or you can store them in the freezer for up to a month.