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  1. Emma

    Mmm I should really make these sorts of things to take to work.

    I hope all goes well for your family 🙂

  2. Fiona

    nomnomnomn I could see myself eating too many of these!

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Gorgeous 🙂 And I love that your grandma associated condensed milk with raw vegan balls – I think that’s something so perfectly grandparent-ish!

    I am sure your family appreciated these, and are very grateful for the specific nature of your magic cape. I, for one, am very grateful for the link back to your raw vegan brownies.

  4. jas @ the gluten free scallywag

    mmmm… I love little date balls like this so more-ish and healthy too (so eating half the batch doesn’t make me feel tooooooo bad!)

  5. Margaret

    This is just the recipe I need because I bought some divine Medjool dates at Costco!
    I’m surprised your grandma has so many allergies, as they really aren’t common among people of her age group.
    I’m sure she enjoyed your delicious personality even more than these delicious treats. 🙂

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I love your raw treats Hannah and I’m not surprised she loved them as did I and everyone that tried the brownies!

  7. Agnes

    Oh for goodness sake, Hannah. The woman is 82 – GIVE HER SOME PROPER BAKING.

    Hahaha. I haven’t even read the rest of your post yet but I had to get that out.

  8. Agnes

    Okay, now I’ve finished reading. I repeat my first comment. 😉

  9. Johanna GGG

    I am glad you have such special skills that can be called on in time of need!
    Your grandparents sound like sweeties – no wonder your grandpa is hanging in there! I have been sold on these by your grandmother saying they are like condensed milk – nothing could endear them to me more!

  10. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    So sweet of you to keep them stocked with sweet treats! They do look really yummy, as do those brownies!

  11. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    They sound delicious and look pretty. Cashews are excellent.

  12. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Times like this I wish someone would gift me a food processor. These look excellent!

  13. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    You take beautiful pictures too Hannah!! : DD And I love how these balls looks. Mmmmm I guess I CAN like coconut more than I thought I did!! Anything coconutty is delicious to moi 🙂 And I’m so so happy to hear all this news about your family!! Tell your grampa I said HI hehehe

  14. hungryandfrozen

    Your recipes are amazing! You should have an all-balls cookbook (heh, heh)
    And that your brownies could impress a lady who’s served up junket is impressive, but not surprising 🙂

  15. Fatbooo

    Poor granny is allergic to so many things! Glad you can create something super yummy for her. 🙂

  16. Camille

    Dates and cashews and coconut, oh my! These sound great!

  17. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Oh these look delicious! How long do they last, I suspect they would make a much healthier desk drawer snack than the current mini mars bars and apricot delight.

  18. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    i love dates and nuts together! fabulous treat 🙂

    and seriously, i love your written expressions of your thoughts:

    “If I had a cape, it would be made of maple syrup, nuts, chocolate, and fairy-floss, and it would float lightly in the air behind me without getting my hair sticky.”

    This just makes me happy. hehe.

  19. Emma

    Do all Australians have as many allergies as your family? Is there something in the water Down Under? Or in the kangaroo meat you’re all mowing down, perhaps? I have neva eva heard of any one allergic to raisins (and therefore, grapes?), crazy! And what a pity to not have been diagnosed for so many years, that’s sad and painful to hear (and to experience, I’m sure).

    Are these the balls I was told to wait for and look out for, or did I miss those? Cuz I love dates, think coconut is okay, detest cashews, and could see myself making these… but only if they came from a poetically-based ballsy book per your mention above.

    Is junket fish? That’s a random shot in the dark at something I’ve never heard of. Continued wishes of best luck to your family. Lastly, if your dad got a driving hat, would it be cooler than the one with corks?

  20. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Sending you and your family lots of love. Your grandpa sounds like a real trouper. How sweet to make these for his sweet cravings 🙂 surely this goodness will help him recover! oh, & go the milkshakes/smoothies too – great for recovery 🙂
    Heidi xo

  21. Kath (My Funny Little Life)


    I need to make these little cashew-almond balls.

  22. Casey Lorraine

    Serious amazingness! These look incredible. Send me some…stat! No you took too long already 😉

  23. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    I love every ingredient in these beautiful bites… must try them! And those brownies are amazing. I’m open to raw + vegan but my man is skeptical. Maybe I’ll make them and just not tell him… til after 🙂

  24. Gmasydney

    They truly are delicious and I’m still rationing myself to two a day – moderation in all things except my love for and appreciation of your acts of love, Hannah. (You take after your mother.) By the way you wouldn’t be able to wear that cape if you got one – it would get in the way of your angel wings.

  25. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Yum yum yum! What a perfect gift these would make. I don’t “get” people who don’t like coconut…

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  27. kate

    Good wishes to your grandparents. I hope your grandpa continues to make good progress.
    I have just made these treats – plus the addition of a Tbsp of hemp protein powder – and they are sublime. I totally get your grandma’s reference to condensed milk. They are sweet, caramelly, and a snap to make.
    These will definitely have a place in my lunch box. Thanks for your sharing your inspiration with us lesser mortals.

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  32. Carrie

    I made these tonight but forgot the salt and they were still amazing! I love how quick and easy these are to prepare.

  33. Hyacinth

    I have been buying something very similar to these at Whole Foods! So happy to make them today for my Baby Girl (22). I love easy, yummy recipes!

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  36. Raelene

    Love these treats, I didn’t roll mine in coconut at the end as I’m not a huge coconut fan but I put it in the balls and they were great. Thanks for the recipe