Excuse me if I seem a little off sorts today...The Masters started, and that's where my mind has been all.day.long! Most of you probably don't know that I'm a little obsessed with The Masters. I get it from my father...
You better believe I'm friends with my dad on Facebook! I grew up looking forward to April every year, as our family would spend 4 glorious days keeping up on the most prestigious golf tournament. Both my parents are avid golfers, so my sister and I were basically raised on the golf course. My parents have even been to The Masters down in Georgia a few times - I'm still jealous they didn't take me with them. Anyway, this is the happiest weekend of the year to me!
Now I understand that some people think golf is boring (gasp!), so how about we spice this post up a bit with some of Chocolate Covered Katie's fudge babies (also similar to larabars, as they use nuts & dates)!
Y'all these are amazing. Dates, cashews, vanilla & cocoa powder. That. Is. It!
I followed Katie's original recipe - I just cut it in half and used cashews instead of walnuts. Into the food processor went 1/2 cup cashews, 2/3 cup pitted medjool dates, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla & two tablespoons cocoa powder.
Process until well combined and roll into balls. I stored mine in the fridge, and they had the perfect texture! They honestly taste like a decadent chocolate truffle.
Evan and I finished the fudge babies in no time, so we had to make another batch! This time we tried her peanut butter babies. I didn't think they could get any better...wrong! This pb version is out of this world.
1/3 cup roasted peanuts, 2/3 cup pitted medjool dates and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. It's hard to believe that those three ingredients taste JUST like peanut butter cookie dough - but they do.
So now I'm obsessed and off to make more! Be sure to check out Katie's blog to see all the different flavors.
Have you ever tried fudge babies/homemade larabars?
P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway!