Remember this time last year when I was OBSESSED with making all sorts of paleo ballzz? That would mean you have been following me since the very beginning of this blog and that would make me love you. If you don’t remember you can check some of them out: (Side note: Can you believe this thing has been around for almost a year!?)
Yeah. I had a problem. And now it’s back. A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went to this bakery in Columbus called Pattycake Bakery. They make everything with quality ingredients and do a lot of allergy-free stuff which is awesome. Although I do have to say we were a little disappointed with their customer service. Maybe it was just a bad day for the girl helping us. I really hope so. Because we ended up getting a lemon cupcake and it was amazing. I love lemon. But the real point of this story is that we also tried a Cashew Cardamom Date Ball. And it was also amazing. Which is obviously why I had to recreate it. Lucky for you! Now your taste buds can experience what mine experienced on that fine day. You’re welcome.
Today is Thursday which means sweet potato fry fiesta day with my Aunt Judi at our favorite spot, The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grille. We go there every. single. Thursday. The waiter even has my order memorized. It’s awesome. And obviously they have some of the best sweet potato fries around. They also have free complimentary chocolate chip cookies waiting for you at the door. No wonder we like it so much. We were practically throwing a fit last week when we couldn’t get a table because it was so crowded. Very mature of us.
Fun fact: Last weekend, one of the girls in the middle-school volleyball league I coach asked if I was 30. So there’s that.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
- zest of one orange
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut coconut flakes
- Combine all ingredients besides coconut in a food processor and process until all ingredients are broken down and well combined (mixture should be crust-like, and stick when pressed together).
- Form into bite-sized balls.
- Roll in coconut flakes (Note: It may help to dab balls with water if you are having trouble getting the coconut to stick!)