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Thursday
Jan262012

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

     Cute candy cups I got in Korea.  Boy do I miss the packaging district..... 

Inspired by my friend Jessica's recent blog post re: spicy almond fudge babies, I modified her recipe only slightly by adding coconut butter from Shutterbean--another favorite food blogger of mine.  I am also hoping they help me avoid the candy jar at work.

Almond Joy Ballz

1 1/2 cups pitted dates

1 1/2 cup sliced almonds

4 TBS cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp chipotle powder

4 TBS almond butter

4 TBS coconut butter (see recipe linked above)

Place all in food processor and combine until it looks like chocolate gravel.

Press into ballz.  I used the candy liners to prevent them from sticking to each other. 

  Sophie remarked, "You can really taste all the flavors."  The chipotle adds just a whisper of heat, and the chocolate flavor is pretty subtle.  I am wondering how they would taste substituting another moist dried fruit like apricots and using orange extract and pistachios.  To be continued......