I’m laughing because I was just having a conversation about how many balls I have on this blog! It sounds funny but, whatever, balls of pure, organic, homemade goodness are the best snack in the world.
These are super versatile and packed with vegan protein between the nuts and the nut butter. And, you can sub any nuts or nut butter for the macadamia and almond butter. Go crazy! Think walnuts and cashew butter or macadamia butter. Or cashews and macadamia butter. Or almonds and walnut butter. The possibilities are endless. It is really about the vanilla powder and dates anyway. Oh, and add cinnamon, if that floats your boat!
1 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup almond butter *
12 Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla
* Homemade nut butter is super easy to make and better than any you will find in the store. I like to use my food processor rather than my Vitamix. It takes some time depending on the nuts – almonds take the longest – but it is worth it. If you processor gets too hot, give it a rest and start it up again until you have butter. You don’t need to add any oil.
Drop all ingredients in the processor. Process until everything is ground up and looks crumbly. Check to see that the mixture sticks together. If not, pulse a few more times.
Have a baking sheet ready and be sure it can sit flat in the freezer.
When the mixture is done, use a 1 tablespoon ice cream scooper and scoop out the mixture. Roll into balls and place onto the baking sheet. Continue to do so until there is none left.
Place in the freezer for an hour or until solid. Place into a glass jar or container and store in the refrigerator. Eat as you please. Enjoy!