This no-bake recipe is a fun one to try this lockdown. These little balls are packed full of vitamins and minerals - making them a great healthy snack for while you are on the go.
To make these delicious balls you will need:
1 ½ cups raw walnuts, brazil nuts and almonds (mix or select whichever you prefer)
½ tsp vanilla
¾ cup cacao powder
8 medjool dates, pitted (if using normal pitted dates you will need about 12 and to soak them in warm water until soft)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp filtered water
pinch of salt
½ cup coconut - for rolling in
50g cacao butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
¼ tsp vanilla paste
4 tbsp cacao powder
pinch of salt
4 tbsp coconut cream
To make the balls, combine all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture begins to bind and it’s sticky enough to roll. Set aside.
To make the chocolate surprise filling, melt the cacao butter on a low heat, add the maple syrup, vanilla, cacao powder and salt. Mix well.
Add the coconut cream and mix briefly (to avoid splitting) until just combined.
Pour the chocolate sauce into a small jug or pipping bag and set aside.
Roll the walnut mixture into balls. Leave a little of the mixture aside for filling the holes.
Push your thumb into each ball to make a small hole, then pour a little of the chocolate into each hole. Refrigerate or freeze balls until chocolate filing has set.
Gentle cover each hole with the ball mixture you had set aside.
The talented New Zealand Triathlete Anneke Jenkins adapted this recipe from "Dr Libby’s Sweet Food Story"