Oooh, we received our first oranges in our organic food box delivery this week, and I am sooooo excited! Orange and tangerine season is here. It is the delicious pre-season to Christmas treats. Pair the orange with cardamom, and you have got yourself a fabulous little fall/ wintery snack!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Makes 20 balls:
1 cup raw almonds (bonus point for soaking and drying them first, but who has time for that?!?)
4 Medjool dates
zest of 2 oranges
1 ½ Tbsp orange juice
¾ tsp ground cardamom
pinch of sea salt
Start with the almonds in the food processor. Process on high until you have almond meal. Be careful to not over-process, it can turn into almond butter very quickly! I would say, it takes about 5-15 seconds to grind the almonds depending on the power of your food processor.
Add all the other ingredients, and process on medium speed for 15 seconds until you have a sticky dough. If the dough is too dry, add another spoon of orange juice.
Now take dough one teaspoon at a time, and roll into a ball.
Place in fridge, where the balls will firm up slightly. They will keep well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Yummy yummy in my tummy
(Baby Zand's favorite new sentence!)