Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookie Balls


2013/07/20 by nikkiledford

Longest name ever? Maybe. I didn’t want to leave anything out though because all those ingredients are magically delicious. Like Lucky Charms. Except without gluten… and marshmallows. Anyway….

I love coffee. And blueberries. And my new coffee cup.

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I decided to write a weekend post partially because I’ve been so bad at posting regularly that I felt like I should start playing catch-up. The other reason is because I just made these delicious balls and didn’t want to forget how I made them. Win-Win.

I’m always looking for new exciting combinations for the standard “Lara Bar” recipe. You know, dates and nuts plus some fantastic little add-ins. For other versions of this recipe check out my Lemon Apple Bars, Apple Pie Bars, Ginger Date Bars… there are many.


Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookie Balls

1 1/4 c. macadamia nuts
1 c. raw cashews
1 1/2 c. dried cherries (unsweetened, unsulfured)
6-7 medjool dates, pitted
1/4 c. dark chocolate chips or chunks
1 inch vanilla bean (scrape the vanilla out of the inside of the bean
salt to taste

  1. Add nuts to a food processor and pulse briefly.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the mixture begins to stick together.
  3. Roll into balls or press into a dish and cut into bars.

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