Wow time flies when you are a bit under the weather. Somehow a whole week passed me by, and I didn't post anything at all. Sorry to leave you hanging. This is not good, when I promised you 12 Days of Christmas. Well, I can still make it, if I pull myself together.
These Almond Date bites is a healthier take on the classic havregrynskugler/Oat "truffles", I made as an easy Christmas treat growing up.
Makes about 20-22.
- 50 g raw almonds
- 200 g pitted dates
- 25 g rolled oats
- 2½ teaspoon cocoa powder (I use Valrhona)
- 1-2 tablespoons cold coffee
- imitation rum (optional)
- about 100 g dark chocolate (I use Valrhona)
- 35-40 g shredded unsweetened coconut
Pulse almonds in a food processor until you have a coarse flour. Add the dates and blend until fully combined. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix until it forms a sticky ball.
Scoop out portions of the mixture using a small ice cream scooper. This will help you get an uniform size on the bites. Roll the bites into balls. Refrigerate for a couple hours, cover the balls with a thin layer of tempered dark chocolate and roll them in shredded coconut.