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!
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
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.
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!