As I'm transferring the slightly soured laundry from the washer to the dryer, I feel it's dark, silky smooth tentacles wrap around my mind.
The Chocolate Monster. It's here for me.
Like a robot, I move to the kitchen, stepping over Legos and soccer balls and that piece of muffin that fell off the table during breakfast over which I've been stepping for 6 hours.
I rip the food processor from beneath the cabinet, plugging it in the instant I have the cord in my hand. Maniacally tearing through the pantry, I toss a bag of walnuts, a partially-eaten bag of dates, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla on the counter. "Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate," my Monster chants.
"MOMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYY!", yells a child from the hallway at 110 decibels. "Please come help me find my sword and my cape!!"
"MOMMMMMMYYYYYY!!" comes a second shriek from the bathroom. "I'M DONE! CAN YOU COME WIPE MY BOTTOM?"
I really love being a mom. But seriously. I need a moment here.
And that's the great thing about these little chocolate powerhouses. They only take a moment to make. And as I pop them into my mouth, I feel my Mommy Muscles growing big and strong, just like Popeye's as he downs his can of spinach.
I've eaten four. I can do hard things now. Like search for capes and swords and wipe bottoms.
Health(ier) Chocolate Bombs
Makes 15-16 tablespoon-sized balls
1 c walnuts
1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
Toss all the ingredients into a food processor. Using the steel blade, process the ingredients until they begin to look moist and slightly stick together. Roll into little balls (I used a tablespoon; use any size you please). Or you can shape the dough into bars, if desired.
Recipe from: Chocolate Covered Katie