I’ve invited a goup of friends over to watch the big game on Sunday. In addition to the traditional football game fare that I will be serving I wanted to add a few raw items.
The raw menu will include guacamole, hummus, veggies, fruits, flax crackers, soup and a few dessert items.
Because I haven’t created many (any?) raw dessert items as of yet I’ve been throwing a few things together this week to try out on my family.
Remember the McNaughton Balls that I absolutely loved at McNaughton 100, 2008? They were the best ultra food, not to mention treat in general, that I had during the race. The problem was that they had that addictive factor that I have for certain ingredients. When I recreated them at home I used peanut butter, oats, coconut, chocolate chips and honey; rolling them into balls. They were fabulous. I have yet to forget them. I was addicted.
Last night I created a raw version of the McNaughton Balls. They turned out fabulous and they didn’t cause me to rekindle my addictive behavior! Steve, Tyler and Troy enjoyed them as well. When they were selecting the largest balls, I knew this was a hit.
They will be a nice addition to our Viking Football Sunday food. Tonight I’ll be putting together a raw banana pie. I hope it turns out as nicely as these.
Raw Cocoa Balls
2 C dates
2 C cashews (raw, unsalted)
1/2 vanilla bean or 1 T vanilla
4 T dark cocoa
Place into blender and chop chop chop. Form into balls.
I rolled a few into coconut and a few into cocoa just like truffles. Amazing!!