After sharing my cupcakes last week, I wanted to share another holiday themed-treat. This one is much easier to make, less labour-intensive and quicker. I think it would make a perfect gift for your galentine.
What is Valentine’s Day like for you? When I was growing up, my dad made the hugest deal out of it. He would have flowers delivered individually to my mom, sister and me, which was pretty awesome. And chocolates & candy of course, but usually something else too, like a pair of jeans or a cd I had been wanting. When I started dating, the guys I went out with usually disappointed – dad had started a high standard haha. Now that I’m older, we are more relaxed about celebrating. But I still like make a special meal and dessert, it’s nice in a grown up way =)
Chocolate Caramel Balls (makes 6 large balls)
10 dates (soaked in warm water for a few minutes, pitted)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp of almond butter
1 tsp of coconut milk
1/4 tsp of lacuma powder (optional)
a pinch of salt
Throw everything in a food processor and blend until well combined. Scoop the mixture out by the tablespoon, roll into balls (it helps if your hands are slightly damp) and place in mini cupcake liners or on a plate. Place in the freezer until ready to eat.
I plan on sharing mine with my favourite galpals as a fun DIY gift.