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Nutty Buttons

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Aug 17, 2017

Nutty Buttons
  1. PREP
  2. 25 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • TOTAL
  • 25 m

These energy balls are quick snacks that can do double-duty as nutritious treats to satisfy a sweet tooth with cacao nibs, peanuts and dates! (Photo: Jackie Newgent)

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 12

  • 6 oz Dates, Dried Pitted
  • 1 cup Peanuts, virginia, oil-roasted, with salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cacao Nibs

DIRECTIONS

1 Add the dates to a food processor; cover and blend until a paste forms. Add the peanuts and pulse until finely crumbled and mixture is able to be formed into a sticky ball. Add the cacao nibs and pulse until evenly combined.
2 Firmly press mixture into a cookie scoop or 1-tablespoon measuring spoon, then remove to form 24 buttons. Alternatively, roll the mixture into balls.
3 Store in the freezer. Enjoy chilled.