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Dirt Balls

January 10, 2013

dirt balls

 

Let’s get this out of the way from the get-go:

Dirt Balls are not terribly photogenic.

But they’re tasty! And nutritious!  And super easy to make.  Until my kids knew what was in Dirt Balls, they just thought I was being extra generous with the treats.

1 cup almonds (or other nuts. As with many things, I use what I have on hand)

1 cup pitted dates (avoid getting sugared dates, though!)

1/3 cup raisins

3 tablespoons cocoa or carob powder

1 tablespoon vanilla

Grind nuts in a food processor.  Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed.  Form into balls (sometimes this is easier to do if you chill the mixture in the fridge for a little while, first).

And that, my loves, is how you make Dirt Balls.  Just think it over carefully before you tell your kids what exactly is in them! 😉

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