Mini Chocolate Mounds of Joy

Did you happen to catch the attempted play on words?
“Almond Joy’s got nuts – Mounds Don’t!”

yield:
servings:12
prep time:15 min
cook time:
ready in:15 min
craving4more
I am passionate about people. I simply love to bless others. More than that, I seek to heal others as well. Whether those blessings or restorations take place through my words, actions, or spirit, my effort and ability to touch others is simply a part of who I am.I have a way with words. The written Word is both my inspiration and my favor. The Word feeds me as I nurture others.I know food. My relationship with food is both vast and intimate. I know the chemistry of food, I know the art of food, and I oh so know the emotion of food. I adore food and yet I grieve it. My goal, though, is to respect food for what it is – nourishment.
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Ingredients
  • 1 c. toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 c. raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 c. c. pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 c. raw almond butter
  • 5 Tbs. raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • Additional shredded coconut for garnish
Directions
  • Combine all the ingredients, except for the coconut, in the food processor.  Whir until smooth.  This will take a few minutes and may require scraping down the sides of the bowl one or more times.
  • Line a mini muffin tin with plastic wrap.  Spoon dollops of the sweet mixture into the lined tin cups and form into “mounds.”  Freeze until well formed.  Remove mounds from plastic and tin and flip for presentation.  Sprinkle with shredded coconut.
Yum!!

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