You will need a mini muffin tin and mini muffin papers.
1 ½ cups walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup cacao powder
½ cup fresh mint
Mix all ingredients in food processor, pulse and then blend well. The mixture should have the consistency of peanut butter. Use a melon baller to scoop out mixture and form into one-inch balls; place in mini muffin paper cups. (I place the paper cups in a mini muffin tray so they don’t slide around.) Leave as a round ball or simply press mixture into muffin cup (not as pretty but less fuss).
Remove muffin cups from tray and place in a re-sealable storage container using wax paper in between layers; store in freezer for at least one hour. Remove and serve cold or at room temperature.
These are great for a pre-workout energy bite, to bring to a holiday party and to crowd-out holiday candy!