When I was a kid, there were certain foods I would dread.
Butter Beans for one. My mom would cook them until they were mushy, and my sister and I would see who could sneak ours off to the bathroom for a ceremonial flushing to avoid having to eat them.
Anything with dates was also up there on my most dreaded list.
I’m not sure if I hated dates or just the idea of them, but I’m so grateful that I gave them another chance.
Without them, I wouldn’t have these wonderful Coconut Quinoa Date Snowballs!
These are a simple to make vegan dessert that will leave you with zero guilt. Isn’t it amazing when you find things that can satisfy your sweet cravings that are also healthy?
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 5 ounces pitted dried dates
- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- ¼ cup raw almonds
- 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar (optional)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Place coconut in a shallow dish. In a food processor combine dates, quinoa, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt. Process until smooth. Form into very small balls, about a ½ teaspoon in size. Roll the balls in the coconut pressing to coat as needed.