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Cinnamon Laraballs

What you need: 

13-14 oz (by weight) pitted dates
4-4 1/2 oz (by weight) raw nuts, any combination--I used walnuts, raw cashews, almonds
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

What you do: 

Grind the nuts in a food processor until most pieces are about the same size and fairly small. A mix of sizes is okay but the bulk should be uniform.
Add the cinnamon and pulse until it is well-distributed.
Add the dates and grind until the dates are in pieces about the same size as the nuts and you cannot see any whole dates or large pieces.
Pinch marble-sized pieces of the mix and squeeze them together until they hold together in a ball--and that's it.
I keep mine in the fridge. The first batch I made, I didn't use cinnamon but I did roll them in shredded coconut. They were delicious, too.

Preparation Time: 
15 minute
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


Since my bf has had a mad man-craving for dates, I decided to try this as a special treat. They are probably the most decadent little bon-bons we have ever had! I'm moving, so I'm using up a lot of the nuts that have been living in my freezer for months (i.e. a bunch of cashews and almonds), and this was the perfect recipe to use  :)>>> I am definitely adding lemon zest for the one's I make to take to work for my work-chums on my last day! Kudos for the recipe  ;)b


SO good, and they only take about 3 minutes to make - even better. I didn't measure anything, just did a smaller portion of walnuts than dates and added some cinnamon, and they turned out perfectly. I love the lemon larabars too, so next time I will try adding some lemon zest. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


I made these with a tablespoon of almond butter instead of cinnamon and they are delicious! I practically ruined my blender chopping up the dates, but it was well worth it :)


These are delicious! I made some today and I think they'll be great and easy-to-eat snacks to take to work. I made the whole batch with cinnamon, but rolled about half of it in coconut and they were delicious either way. I used all almonds because that is what I had, but I bet they would be delicious with other nuts too. Definitely a keeper!


This is not as strong with cinnamon as commercial bars are so f you want a real cinnamon-y taste, add another T. of cinnamon.

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