We just got back from another splendid week at the cottage, filled with a 3L bottle of rosé, outdoor workouts, early morning paddle boarding/kayaking, aperol-spritz dock o'clock, blueberry picking, late night bbq smores, and an engagement! It felt so good to be offline for a whole week, surrounded by family, fresh air and the lake.  

In true Shelley fashion, there's no way I wouldn't tackle the long drive without snacks, so I made a big batch of these before leaving town. They were perfect car snacks, and came in handy all week long before an early morning paddle, or after one of N's long rides. 



1 cup almond flour/meal

1 cup medjool dates, pitted

1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

What to do:

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with the s-blade. Pulse until all the ingredients come together and a paste forms. If your peanut butter isn't super liquid-y, you might need to add a splash or two of water for the dough to come together.

Roll the dough into golfball size balls. Store in the fridge.