What is it with sweets and me lately? It stared a couple of months ago…. No, I lied…it started last November around the holidays but it’s the same every year and then my craving goes away after the holidays, sometime in January timeframe. But no, it ain’t going anywhere this time and I’m not sure it’s going to be a phase or era. Either way, putting too much processed sugar in my body is definitely not going to help with my Fibro so I decided to have my cake and eat it too, literary. Here it is one of my creative assemblies. 😉
- 7 to 10 fresh and juicy pitted dates, depending on the size
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconuts
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Put the dates in a small cooking pot and let them simmer in ½ cup almond milk with the almond extract added for about 5 to 10 minutes until they are very soft. Then mash them with a fork to a paste and let them absorb some of the almond milk. They need to cool down in a separate dish for a little bit before you shape them into little balls.
Add the rest of the almond milk to the cooking pot and heat it up to a warm temperature but not boiling. Then pour it in a bowl, shape the date into little balls, nicely arrange in the bowl, and add the shredded coconuts on the top. I had a blast last night!