What a heavy-hearted week right? Pfft. There's a lack of words here. And if I did know what to say I probably wouldn't seeing as I worked the last couple of days from morning till night (I'm a freelance desk editor) so I pretty much used up all my words.
If you're ok with it I'd like to talk about something else. Something that binds all of us on this world. Food. It is one of the reasons I love having this blog. I get to talk about one of the most basic, yet fundamental topics in the world, share recipes, discover interesting makers, and engage with my readers. I am thankful for that.
Today I want to give you guys a recipe for one of my favorite snacks: bliss balls, or date balls. Whatever you like to call them. I really like making these. It is easy & fast and the truffles are delicious and good for you. Perfect combination. The addition of peanut butter really enhances the flavor and results in a more creamy texture. I like!
Also, for those who follow me on Instagram, you probably heard me talk about a GIVE AWAY. Well... here it is! You can win this perfect wooden bowl, handmade by the talented makers of Nershi Woodworks, a family business from upstate New York. Evan's father Tom taught him how to create bowls/spoons/knives from wood and together they now make beautiful products. Evan's sister Carey, from the amazing blog Reclaiming Provincial, handles photography & styling. And at that she is very well, may I add. I am very happy that we teamed up and created this fantastic give away for you guys. To win this spalted maple bowl you have to do three things:
The deadline is the 20th of November, Europe open only. I will pick a winner on the 21st. Good luck everybody!
Scroll down for the recipe!
Brownie & Peanut Butter Bites
(makes 20-25 bites)
1 ½ cups almonds
1/3 cups raw cacao powder
10 medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup peanut butter
3-4 tbsp rice milk
1 tsp raw honey
pinch of salt
How to make it:
1. Put the almonds in a food processor, pulse until you have fine meal.
2. Add the cacao powder, salt, and pulse again. Then add the peanut butter and honey.
3. When everything is evenly incorporated you place the dates in the processor. Blend for about 25-30 seconds or until it forms a lump.
4. If the mixture is too dry or you can't form a ball, add a few tablespoons of rice milk.
5. Distribute the mixture with an ice cream scoop or spoon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Form smooth balls with your hand and roll them in the cacao powder
7. These bites can be kept refrigerated, in an air tight container, for up to two weeks, or frozen for at least a couple of months.