I have never expected, or wished for, my life to be simple,
so I’m not disappointed 😉
However, when multitasking with work, school, relationships, personal growth, home management, a few other side tasks, and sleep (yes, surprisingly I somehow still have time to sleep), I like to keep at least my food simple.
So here you go – a recipe for not so fancy, yet oh so tasty chocolate pralines.
They are still not the simplest chocolate pralines on Earth (these I’ll make some other day) but they are fairly simple and quick to make, so you can enjoy them even if the concept of free time is abstract for you.
- 2 cups of dates (soaked in warm water for at least an hour)
- 8 teaspoons of cocoa powder (+ additional cocoa to roll the pralines in)
- 2 tablespoons of maca powder (you can skip this if you want)
- 2 cups of cashews
Blend the soaked dates until smooth. Stir in cocoa and maca powders. Throw in a cup of cashews, blend again (not necesarily until cashews incorporate fully, leave some chunks). Chop (not very finely) the other cup of cashews and stir them in.
Put some cocoa powder in a small bowl. Take around a tablespoon of the date-nut mixture and form an oval shape. It’s sticky and not very firm, so don’t worry if it doesn’t look nice yet – it most probably doesn’t. Roll it in the cocoa powder – this will help to form a truly round praline and will give it a more elegant look.
Place the pralines in the fridge (or in the freezer for extra firmness) – they taste best chilled.