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 ;-)


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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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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