When I was at Trader Joe’s the other day I threw a container of Fancy Medjool Dates into my cart. What was I going to do with them? No idea. I’ve never purchased dates before and if I hadn’t happened to see them I wouldn’t even know where to look for them. During The 30 Clean I had come across a ton of recipes for Paleo desserts that called for dates and now that I could make desserts I figured why not?
I’ve been thinking about Dairy Queen’s 75th Fanniversary blizzard that came out on March 30th since I first got the email about it. Yes, I get emails about stuff like this. I mean who even wants “deliciously decadent salted caramel truffles, this Blizzard® treat also packs buttery toffee pieces, rich cocoa fudge, and choco chunks, all blended with creamy vanilla soft serve” anyways?
Towards the end of the day I texted my boyfriend and said I may go get one and asked if he wanted one. His reply, “I’m staying away from that stuff.” Wait, what?! Ugh, nevermind. I guess at least one of us learned something from the challenge 😉
Why must you continuously torture me?!
I got home and remembered that I had the container of dates and didn’t want them to go to waste. I always look for excuses and reasons to rationalize – NOT ok. I remember seeing a recipe on my friend Christina’s blog for Chocolate Brownie Bites. After hunting it down, I realized it was the same recipe that my friend Ashley had used to make for her husband when she was doing The 30 Clean. Come to find out, I had all the ingredients. Perfect. Right?
Everything would’ve been perfect if I had thought about what I was doing before I threw everything into my Vitamix. I placed all the ingredients in the correct order in the Vitamix, but apparently that wasn’t going to cut it. I should’ve put in one ingredient at the time and then let the Vitamix do it’s magic before adding in the next ingredient. After overheating my Vitamix two times, I finally was able to make these delightful treats. Luckily, things got a little messy and I had to lick multiple utensils clean once I was finished.
Photo Credit: Our Paleo Life
Mine are currently in the freezer so they can get nice and chilled. Then, I plan to move them to the fridge (as I take them out to eat one).
The recipe can be found at Our Paleo Life. What are you waiting for?! Go make them! This girl will not be sharing. Just kidding. I might. 🙂
Update: KEEP THEM IN THE FREEZER! They will taste like brownie flavored cookie dough. ❤