Good old Vegan Planet comes up big yet again! My Yoga Teacher Training class has a slight alteration to my Began cooking in that I need to strive for gluten free as well. That way everyone can enjoy. After scouring the Internets for a new recipie I went to old trust VP and found gold:
Chocolate Macadamia Clusters
1.5 cups pitted organic dates softened in warm water
1.5 cups macadamia nuts chopped
0.25 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup coconut flakes
I went a bit off recipie with the nuts. VP calls for only making 0.5 cups into a powder and keeping 1 cup chopped set aside. Well I am too lazy to chop nuts by hand. I much prefer to put all my nuts into the food processor and just grind… Oh boy that didn’t sound good. Well you get my point.
Add drained soft dates to powdered nuts and continue to mix. Add cocoa and vanilla and mix well.
In you palm roll out 1 inch balls and press on the coconut in a plate to coat.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Will last up to 2 weeks in fridge.
I was amazed at how much better these are than store bought pre made clusters.