I love the idea of snack balls. The thought of something quick and easy that can give you an instant energy boost when you’re hitting that mid-morning/afternoon slumber. It was something that I wanted to try for a really long time, but I had this misconception that they had to be protein balls. Super healthy, devoured of all sweeteners, filled with artificial protein powder and a load of nuts. Not really something that I was too keen on, or could actually eat! I had success making my tropical bites, but wanted to branch out with a completely new flavour.
After a little research (mainly Pinterest!), I discovered a little something called ‘date balls’. It seems that dates can be used as a major binder to form a paste like mixture, which can be rolled into balls. Naturally, this made me ridiculously excited. Yep, I’m that cool that something like a snack can make me crazy excited! But, the more I researched it, the more disappointed I became. It seems like there’s one ingredient that is fundamental to making a successful date bite. You’ve probably guessed it by now… Nuts!
Whether it be nut butter, grounded, or just chunks. Nuts seems to be in all of them, in some major way or another. These are the moments that I find it really hard. I love all this different food, and want to make it so badly but find myself so restricted with my allergies. It seems that I’m forever hunting for replacements and ways that I can make food suitable for me.