Coconut, White Chocolate, Sugar Cookie Bites – Gluten Free

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I have been desperately wanting a food processor to try out all these amazing recipes I find online.  Luckily, my dad let me borrow his so I can try it out before I buy one.  (Now I really want one!)
I am a huge dessert addict so I knew I wanted to make some type of dessert bite/ball.
I figure that making something at home in the food processor is probably healthier than buying something prepackaged at the store.  Plus this way I can make my own delicious gluten free treats instead of being limited to the small gluten free area at my store.

Just like normal cookies these have about 100 calories a piece; however, the ingredients are all things I can pronounce and feel better about eating.  Also, I was shocked by how great these were.
I had two, you know just to quality control and test them out, and had to seal them up and put them in the fridge so I won’t touch them.
Otherwise I would happily eat all 18 bites right now.
Seriously they are that good.

I you love coconut like I do, and like sugar cookies and chocolate… who doesn’t?
These are the treat for you.

Coconut, White Chocolate, Sugar Cookie Bites – Gluten Free – Ingredients:Coconut White Chocolate Suagr Cookie Bites

Coconut, White Chocolate, Sugar Cookie Bites – Gluten Free – Directions:
- pit dates (I used 9 because that was one package, but 8 or 10 would be great too.)
- pour 1.5 cups of coconut and dates in food processor
- blend until dates are completely chopped and mixed into the coconut
- add 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour (or other gluten free nut based flour)
optional – add a few (I used 4.) scoops of your favorite gluten free protein powder
- use food processor to mix in almond flour and protein powder
- mixture will be slightly sticky (this will help to form the bites)2014-04-14 13.36.12- transfer mixture to a bowl
- mix in 2 Tbsp. white chocolate chips
2014-04-14 13.40.21- smoosh spoonful of the mixture together
- roll into balls
- recipe should make about 18, golf ball sized, bites2014-04-14 13.57.49

Do you own a food processor?
Have you ever attempted to make any bites/balls?
Do you like coconut?
White chocolate in sugar cookies or dark? 
(You can substitute.)

A Day in the Life

Just in case you were curious as to what a normal day in my life looks like.
This is my regular, old Thursday.  (Every Thursday, I am a sucker for a routine.)

6:00 – 6:30 = roll out of bed, super happy I showered the night before (and don’t have to right now), toss on clothes, throw hair into a ponytail, make coffee, and pack breakfast/lunch

6:30 – 7:00 = drive to work

7:00 – 3:10ish = educate the future of America –
part teacher, cheerleader, mom, psychologist, parole officer, etc.1185424_678833278821924_719460221_n

3:10 – 3:30 = drive to sports med chiropractor

3:30 – 4:00 = play on my phone (hello social media) in the waiting room
my 3:30 appointment is always really late, but he is the best so… we wait

4:00 – 4:25 = chiro session (which is supposed to be 15 min) now I see why he is late
perhaps the most painful part of my entire week, I spend the whole time trying not to curse out loud, so worth it though

4:25 – 5:00 = drive to gym, change clothes, hop on spin bike

5:00 – 6:00 = hour long spin session (cross training)

6:00 – 6:10ish = stretch, stretch, stretch

6:10 – 6:30 = drive home

6:30 – 7:00 = toss together dinner

7:00 – 9:00 = blog work
write a post, respond to comments, check in on other blogs

9:00 – 10:00 = decompress/TV time
Grey’s Anatomy on Thursdays

10:00 – 10:30 = shower time

10:30 – 11:00 = find something stupid to do to keep me awake1779844_666383920066860_840112100_n

11:00 = lights out

Are you a routine person?
- or -
Do you switch it things up?

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