Little treats packed with, protein, calcium, minerals, fibre, vitamins & omegas 🙂 AND SUGAR FREE 🙂
Like many of my recipes this one came about today because I had a few things that needed using up. I also made it because my son is obsessed with chocolate but not so obsessed with the things I want him to eat like dates, tahini and nuts. I hide thin layers of nut spreads and tahini under his peanut butter on rice cakes but wanted to get a big hit of these other nutrients into him.
I just rolled them in cocoa when they were finished and told him they were chocolate 🙂
3 tablespoons of hazelnut spread (the kind found in the health food section of supermarkets and health food stores)
1 teaspoon of tahini (you will find this in the same places as above)
1 tablespoon of almond chia spread (you will find this in the same places as above)
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (I use one that is sugar, salt and oil free. Just peanuts. Strange but true)
10 dates, roughly chopped
2 heaped teaspoons of desiccated coconut
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or with a hand blender.
Place some cocoa onto a plate, pop the balls on the plate and move the plate around in circles on the bench till the balls are covered.
I like the fact that these aren’t sweet and that you can taste an earthy nutty flavour, but if you want your balls a little sweeter or a little more moist just add a little brown rice syrup, pure maple syrup or agave.
Servings: 15 balls
Time: 5 minutes
Freezing: Haven’t tried freezing this one.