Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Secretly Good for You Chocolate Snowballs


Mmm...snowballs...chocolatey coconutty goodness. Actual goodness, because believe it or not, these are made from fruit, nuts, a sprinkling of cocoa and of course a dusting of dessicated coconut. 

Sweet, sastisfying and secretly good for you. Make some! You won't regret it.

For your delight and delectation I have written out this simple recipe, which I adapted from this recipe by Julie Morris. You'll notice that despite being English, I use measuring cups for recipes like this because it's so much easier than weighing out all the ingredients - just scoop and go. It's all whizzed up in a food processor too, so you'll need one of those.

You will need:

A food processor
A spatula will come in handy
Some baking paper

15 or 16 pitted dates
1/4 cup each of almonds, cashews and dried fruit such as sultanas
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of seeds, I used sunflower seeds because I love them
1 tbsp chia seeds
1-2 tbsp water
Some dessicated coconut, for rolling your balls in ;-)

Method:

Whizz everything up except the water and coconut in your food processor until it forms a doughy ball. You may need 1 or 2 table spoons of water to bring it all together, but you want it to be doughy, not wet or too sticky. 

Once it's all nicely whizzed into a ball, scoop it out of your food processor and place on a piece of baking paper or a non-stick surface. Roll the ball into a nice, even fat sausage, and use a sharp knife to divide into 8 equal pieces. 

Sprinkle a pile of dessicated coconut onto a plate and roll each of your pieces into a ball, then roll each ball around in the coconut until it's evenly coconut-ed. 

Et voila! Heavenly, secretly good for you Chocolate Snowballs. Enjoy! 


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10 comments:

  1. These look AMAZING! I'm going to make them this week! You should link this up to Honest Mum's #TastyTuesdays. I say this, I hardly ever link up to Tasty Tuesdays, but always mean to. These are well worthy! xx

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    1. Omg do it, you won't regret it! They're so easy and delicious! I will check out Tasty Tuesdays now, thanks!! :-D

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  2. What a genius idea. My son and husband love snowballs and healthy ones are even better. They look amazing

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    1. Thanks Alison! Obvs they're not quite the same as the marshmallow variety but they're a fab alternative! Thanks for reading xxx

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  3. These look so so good. Will have to try them!

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    1. Thanks Ciara, let me know if you do, would love to hear what you think! Xx

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  4. These look ah-mazing, totally my kind of treat! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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    1. Thanks for reading! And thanks for the fab linky, I was recommended to you by Fiona Chick ;-)
      Would love to hear what you think of them, if you give them a go xxx

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  5. these look amazing - can't believe they are good for you lol! #tastytuesdays

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