Fruit-nut Balls

Lemon OR Choc-Orange OR Choc-Peanutbutter

Make a base of:
1C dates
1 C walnuts or sliced almonds
1/2 raw cashews
1/2 C coconut
(mix n match nuts to your taste, add more nuts if too sticky)

Put all the ingredients into your blender and pulverize. (I love my vitamix!) Add extras below to customize the balls, or create your own combinations! Cool the dough for easier handling, wet your hands, and make little balls, then roll them in something to quell the sticky factor (coconut, cocoa). These make great gifts. They last days/weeks in the fridge and indefinitely in the freezer (airtight). Freeze them in dough form or in ball form before your roll them in something.

*Lemon balls: 2 teaspoons of zest and 1/4 C lemon juice, roll in coconut or a little sugar
*Choc-orange balls: 6 Tablespoons of cocoa (unsw), juice of 1 big orange, zest of same orange, roll in cocoa or coconut.
*Choc-Peanutbutter (or almond butter – why not?)
- use 1 C peanut butter and 1 C coconut as base, add 1/2 C Choc chips, roll in coconut