Every Friday this summer, Jack and I will be leading a hike with Hike It Baby. Since toddlers (and mamas) get hungry when working up a sweat, I decided to make treats to take with us. This week I made a variation of the recipe I came across called Five Ingredient Ginger Brownies. I changed the recipe based on what I had in the house and what Jack likes. The peanut butter and almonds are great protein and energy. The ginger gives it a little zing for a pick-me-up. And who doesn’t love a bit of good dark chocolate!
7 ounces of pitted dates
2 tbs almond flour
2 tbs smooth peanut butter
1 tps minced ginger
2 tbs cocoa powder
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Blend everything but the coconut in a food processor until it comes together. It will make loose dough ball when ready.
Roll into any size ball you desire. I went with bite size.
Sprinkle as much shredded as you like onto a plate. Roll the balls in the coconut to coat.
Eat them now or place in fridge for a hour if you want them firmer.
Pop them in a bag and enjoy them out on the trail! Or your couch….no one will know 🙂