Here’s another simple and delicious dessert that is surprisingly paleo friendly. I actually found this one in this month’s Bon Appetite magazine. My fiance took some to work and they were devoured with rave reviews. I chose to use hazelnuts and pistachios, but you can coat them in anything you want. They would be great with walnuts, pecans, toasted sesame seeds, coconut or even more cocoa.
1 1/2 cups medjool dates pitted
3 tbsp raw organic cocoa powder
3 tbsp raw shredded coconut
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup hazelnuts lightly roasted and chopped
1/4 cup pistachios lightly roasted and chopped
Put first four ingredients in a food processor and blend until almost smooth. You may need to add a bit more coconut if paste is too wet, or water by the teaspoon if it is too dry. Using a spoon scoop out small rounds of mixture and roll them in your hands to make a ball. Then roll mixture in the nuts or coating of choice, until they are coated. Serve as a dessert or mix with trail mix for a great snack.