Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Homemade Yolos {Recipe}

All right, friends! Time for another gluten free and super low refined sugar recipe.  This one takes very few ingredients and it considered more of a sweet dessert.

The inside is a caramel type texture made of dates and peanut butter.  The outside is a dark chocolate and coconut oil shell.

I used my food processor to turn dates into a paste, added natural peanut butter and some salt, and then rolled them into very small balls.  When you do, make sure your hands are wet.

You freeze them and then cover with the melted chocolate and coconut oil combo.  Freeze again.

Keep the in the freezer for a quick and tasty sweet treat.


1 cup of pitted Medjool dates
1 1/2 tsp peanut butter
pinch of sea salt
1/3 cup of dark chocolate (I use 85% dark chocolate)
1/2 tsp coconut oil
chia seeds optional

1.  Make the caramel by putting pitted dates, 1 1/2 tsp peanut butter and a pinch of sea salt in the food processor.  Scoop the sticky paste into a bowl and put it in the freezer for 5 minutes.
2.  Take it out and with wet hands, shape the paste into small balls.  Place on parchment paper and put back in the freezer for 10 minutes.
3.  Make the chocolate coating by melting dark chocolate and coconut oil over low heat.   Remove from heat.
4.  Roll the balls into the chocolate and place back on parchment paper.  It will solidify QUICKLY so if you want to add chia seeds, do it right away!
5.  Freeze the balls again for about 20 minutes.  They are stored best in the freezer.

These are a bit time consuming for the amount you get.  They are small but they are tasty!  Who knew that dates were such a great replacement for refined sugar?  I find that one a night satisfies my craving for something sweet.

 Once again, it's from the `Oh She Glows' recipe book.  If you do want to purchase it, you can do so through this link and I get a small percentage.  The reason I recommend it is that the recipes are so diverse and healthy and the book is affordable.

Have a great day and let me know if you try this recipe!



  1. Looks delicious!!

  2. Denise N8:31 PM

    I tried to make these tonight, but I don't have a food processor so it is a very long and loud process (to be continued in the morning). So far the 'caramel' tastes amazing.