½ cup raw almonds
¼ cup raw pecans
2 tablespoon raw coconut/palm sugar (optional, but rounds out flavor)
slim 1-inch knob fresh ginger, chopped
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch sea salt
12 pitted raw dates
Fine coconut flakes (optional)
Place almonds, pecans, coconut sugar (if using), chopped ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt into a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.
Add dates and process until it begins to stick together like dough. Don’t over-process.
Feel free to taste the mixture to make sure it’s to your liking. You can always add more spice!
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Scoop 1 tablespoon dough into hand and form into ball. (I like to use a mini ice cream scoop for this.)
Place on the wax-lined sheet and flatten into disk. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, if desired.
Chill in fridge for about one hour.
Yields about 12 balls.
Recipe by Andrea Nakayama / Functional Nutrition Alliance
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