I have enlightened everyone in earlier posts with my go-to energy balls as snacks (See Post 1 & 2). If you have tried them, do you have issues rolling them up into spheres? I hope I’m not the only one battling this problem. They crumple up when I roll them, except on rare occasions when I use too many dates and the batter becomes overly sticky. Otherwise, I squeeze each one with my palm while pressing with my fingers to shape them. This is fine if I only make a few spheres (the word, ball, just never sounds appropriate …. ), but can be quite tiring when I make a few batches at a time. At this rate, I’m going to have carpal tunnel syndrome in a few months!!
A solution popped into my head last week – cookie cutters!! Why I didn’t think of this earlier is still a mystery. My job became much easier – flatten all the batter on a cutting board, Bing Bing Bam! Done! Today I made Hot Chocolate Cookies and Fudge Bites again. I’m still not sick of them nor will I ever be. For the Fudge Bites, I followed the recipe, shaped them, then added a twist by throwing them in a 355F oven for 7min. The flavour changes almost completely – less chocolate taste but the sugar in the dates gets heated up (kind of like how roasting a marshmallow tastes better than ones just out of the bag – get my drift? :D)
Ready for St. Patty’s Day tomorrow? My green smoothie trumps any green beer …. either way, drink up!