Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Almond Butter Carob Crunchies

www.hacres.com - Used by permission
A recipe I definitely want to make for my grandchildren!  This would be great for our summer vacation when our family will all be together!

3/4 cup almond butter
1/2 cup carob powder
3 Medjool dates, pitted, soaked 2 hours, and drained
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup almonds, walnuts or pecans, chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened grated coconut

Reserve 1/4 cup coconut.  Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor, and with an S blade, mix well.  Shape mixture into bite-size balls.  Roll in reserved coconut.  Store in refrigerator in plastic container with wax paper between layers.
Note: Natural peanut butter and cocoa powder could be substituted for the almond butter and carob powder if you wish.