When you start to experiment with raw desserts, one thing you’ll likely notice is that one single technique and combination of ingredients (ie nuts, dried fruit, seasonings) can serve as a base for many different things ranging from pie crusts, crumble toppings, snack bars, snack balls–whatever you want, really. Add a little raw cacao to the mix, and well, that’s even better!
- Place the walnuts, cacao nibs, sea salt, and cacao powder in a food processor and process for about 30 seconds, or till everything is pretty well crumbled up.
- Add the dates and process for another twenty seconds or so. The mixture should be sticking together. If it's not, keep processing till it sticks together easily when you squeeze a little in your hand. If you need to, adding a few more dates will help bind it together.
- Shape the "dough" into balls that are about ¾ - 1 inch thick by rolling it in your palms. Store in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then they'll be ready to serve. Makes 24-30 balls. Recipe can easily be halved. Will keep, stored in the fridge, for two weeks.