You will need a mini muffin tin and mini muffin papers.
* 1 ½ cups walnuts
* 1 cup pitted dates
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1/3 cup cacao powder
* ½ cup fresh mint
Mix all ingredients in food processor, pulse and then blend well. The mixture should have the consistency of peanut butter. Use a melon baller to scoop out mixture and form into one-inch balls; place in mini muffin paper cups. I place the paper cups in a mini muffin tray so they don’t slide around. Leave as a round ball or simply press mixture into muffin cup (not as pretty, but less fuss).
Remove muffin cups from tray and place in a re-sealable storage container using wax paper in between layers; store in freezer for at least one hour. Remove and serve cold or at room temperature.
These are great for a pre-workout energy bite, to bring to a holiday party and to crowd-out holiday candy!
*Note: if you are reducing caffeine for a better night’s sleep, remember that cacao has caffeine. If you do eat a piece of the fudge, do so earlier in the day!
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