{Recipe #1} Bite size chocolate balls

chocolate balls

So I absolutely love food, and judging from my blog you probably didn’t know that. I especially love easy homemade recipes that don’t take too long are full of fresh wholesome natural and from the earth food.

I thought I would start a series on my blog and commit to the next 4 weeks. Posting one recipe a week. This will be my first one, on how to make bite size chocolate balls. I hope you enjoy seeing a little snippet of what we like to eat here in our home!

Recipe Inspiration:

Last year when I did a Reiki Attunement one of  the lovely ladies brought in some homemade healthy chocolate balls coated in decanted coconut. They were so delicious I have been meaning to make them ever since!

Here is the recipe I used, the method and of course some pictures to go with it.


2 bags of dates
1 small bag crushed almonds and/or walnuts
2 teaspoons Flax seed
4 tablespoons Cashew butter/ or peanut butter
2 table spoons Cocoa powder
sesame seeds
decanted coconut


1. Firstly I took the pips out of my dates, I used Sainsbury’s taste the difference dates, but you can buy any dates. The Sainsbury’s own ones are good too. I put all the dates into the processor.

2. Transfer the processed dates into a small bowl (my processor was too small to add all the ingredients in) add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

3. Once mixed when I washed my hands I made sure they were a little damp as this prevented the mixture from completely sticking to my hands! (It can get a bit messy)

4. Roll the mixture into many balls and roll on coating of your choice.

I rolled half in coconut and half in the toasted sesame seeds. The sesame seeds I bought un-toasted. To toast I put them on the pan and fried them, they turned a lovely golden colour.

I have to say the toasted sesame seeds were my favourite! So delicious. I made 28 bite size balls from this mix. It depends on the amount of mixture you use I suppose. They are a great snack and you can add or eliminate as many different ingredients as you would like.chocolate bite size balls

chocolate bite size balls

chocolate bite size balls The processor I use is actually from Lidl if you are wondering. It was roughly £15 and if you can see from the quality of the balls it actually did a fantastic job at processing the dates, as they become quite sticky.

Next time I am going to try chia seeds in the mix and some sultanas and raisins. These can also be kept refrigerated for roughly 5 or so days as all ingredients are fresh. Great healthy alternative, and taste divine, just as good as chocolate. Easy to make too!

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  1. July 2, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    What a great recipe, they look lovely! Thanks for linking up to EYHO too 🙂 We’ll comment from that account soon too! x
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  2. July 8, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Wow, the recipe makes quite a lot, which is good. Can’t have too much chocolate and coconut. Thanks for linking up! MM
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  3. July 9, 2015 / 8:21 am

    Certainly my kids will love them and me too! Will definitely try them! #reciperoundup
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  4. July 10, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Great post! These look really delicious and healthy too – the only problem is I’d probably want to eat them all! Haha 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx
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  5. July 11, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    Oooo these look super yum! Now…I have a bit of an aversion to dates…however you may have convinced me to try baking with them again as these look toooooo good! And I LOVE coconut too, so we are onto a winner!

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