[Recipe] Nutty Date Balls & Snowmageddon PDX

We are experiencing a “huge” (for Portland) snowfall right now which has left us with snowed in. Coming from Vermont this isn’t much snow at all and it wouldn’t phase me there but here you don’t have plows out clearing and salting the roads and for some reason everyone forgets how to drive so driving anywhere isn’t high on my list of desired activities. Thursday it took Neil two hours to drive the six miles home from work due to the weather and the act that everyone was trying to head home at the same time.

Snowday with EdithSo due the weather conditions we haven’t made it to the market and are pretty much out of food and I haven’t made it out of the house to the gym. The upside? Neil worked from home yesterday, Edith is in love with the snow and while I didn’t make it to the gym we took a nice snowy walk to dinner last night. This weather has also made me have to get a little creative with what little food we have in the house and so Edith and I made these yummy date balls to snack on.

Nutty Date Balls
Makes 12-15 balls

Date Balls - IngredientsIngredients:

  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Place the almonds in the base of a food processor fitted with the s-blade. Process until crumbly.

Date Balls- AlmondsAdd the remaining ingredients and process until everything comes together.

Date Balls Helper Date Balls- MixtureScoop out with a small cookie scoop and roll into balls.
Date Balls- Finished ProductStore in the fridge and enjoy!

Date Balls - Taste Tester

Toddler approved! P.S. she ate three of these while I was rolling them into balls. I’d say she liked them.Date Balls- Edith approvedQ: What are your favorite snow day snacks?

Check out more snow day photos over on Naturally Family.


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