These are rich, chocolate-y, sweet and give your body energy to keep doing whatever you're doing because they're secretly full of nutritious ingredients like oats and dried fruit.
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1 cup rolled oats
1 cup walnuts (preferably soaked for 4 hours in water then rinsed)
1 cup dates
Heaping 1/4 cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Pinch Himalayan salt
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder
To make the donut holes: grind all the ingredients into a thick, moist dough in a food processor. Roll into balls and put in the freezer until cold and firm, around 20 minutes.
To make the glaze: melt the coconut oil on low heat, turn off the heat then whisk in the syrup and vanilla. It will take a second or two but pretty quickly it'll combine into a thin caramel-y consistency. Dip the solid donut holes into the glaze, covering each one completely. Put them back in the freezer until the glaze has hardened, then repeat until you use up all the glaze (you will probably have to re-whisk the glaze every time before re-dipping). These were dipped and put back in the freezer three times total. Store the donut holes in the fridge for up to a week.
NOTES: You can replace walnuts with any other nut, seed or dried coconut meat. You can replace rolled oats with buckwheat groats, dried coconut meat or more walnuts. You can replace vanilla powder with vanilla extract.
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