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!