Time: 20 minutes
Makes approximately 20 snack bites
1 cup roasted, unsalted whole almonds
1 1/2 cups Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted
3/4 cups dried cherries
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals cacao powder (if needed, regular cocoa will sub fine)
3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1.) Soak pitted Medjool Dates in hot water for 3-5 minutes; drain.
2.) While Medjool dates are soaking, place almonds in food processor for 10-15 seconds until broken in small pieces (see above photo).
3.) Add drained Medjool dates (it’s okay if they are fairly wet), cacao powder and cayenne. Blend for 30-45 seconds until well incorporated. If ingredients are sticking to side or bottom, add 1-2 teaspoons of water and process until well incorporated.
4.) Add cherries and process for additional ~20 seconds. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
5.) Using your hands, roll mixture into 1 inch size balls and place on parchment paper.
6.) Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week and enjoy with a glass of MIA ROSA Dolce Rosso. Cheers!