If you're like me, the amount of chocolate that you eat goes up dramatically at Christmas. I have no idea why, but I can share with you that I do love researching it hands-on!
These easy-peasy chocolate balls are a great treat to have handy, but without the crazy amounts of refined sugar and artificial additives in the average shop-bought chocolate bar. They're simple to make and ideal for getting the kids involved with rolling out the balls.
Ingredients: Makes about 50 small balls.
100g chopped dates
50ml water (if not using a high-speed blender)
100g ground almonds or almond meal
1 tbsp raw cacao or cocoa powder
25ml coconut oil (liquid)
Desiccated coconut to dust
Blitz the dates in a high-speed processor until a paste forms, or add them to the water and stir over a low heat until the dates break down into a paste. Alternatively, simply use pre-made date paste.
Add the remaining ingredients apart from the desiccated coconut and fully combine.
Form into small balls and roll them in the desiccated coconut.
Place them in the fridge to firm up for 30-minutes and then they are good to share.
And of course, to make it healthier you could always add extra nuts and seeds whilst replacing some of the dates with rice malt syrup.