Chocolate, date and nut truffles

Creative Mandy @ Sneaky fruit & veg made my chocolate snowballs..With the addition of some creamy almond butter. Please go over to her blog..She has some brilliant ways to sneak in goodness in her dishes!

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These are absolutely amazing – the kids loved them AND thought they were being allowed a treat – when in reality they are packed full of goodness. I just wish I’d come up with the recipe myself – this is slightly adapted from the recipe for chocolate snowballs over on the wonderful Shivaay Delights blog.

Chocolate, date and walnut truffle  ingredients sneaky veg photo

Ingredients (makes 9)
100g chopped dates
40 walnuts
50g raisins
1/2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp sunflower oil
1/2 tbsp maple syrup
35g desiccated coconut

Put all the ingredients apart from the coconut into a food processor and whizz up into a thick paste.

Using a little oil roll out little balls of the mixture with your hands into truffle size. Dip into the coconut and roll around until completely covered.

Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Chocolate, date and walnut truffle  ingredients sneaky veg photo The paste ready to be turned into truffles

Chocolate, date and walnut truffle  ingredients sneaky veg photo Dipping the truffles…

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Simply Mushrooms…


Tasty, chunky, sauteéd mushrooms in a turmeric, chilli and garlic dressing!  That was my breakfast this morning!  Simply done and hearty food for a Tuesday morning.  Team it up with some extras..fried egg, tomatoes if you wish.

Have a stunning day, Enjoy every minute of it! Time waits for no one…Much love D x



1 punnet closed cup mushrooms, quartered
1-2 garlic clove crushed
½ tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
dried red chilli flakes to taste

Wholemeal/granary buttered toast


• Heat up the oil in a medium saucepan,  gently add the mushrooms, season with salt and the turmeric powder.  Saute for a couple of minutes on a medium heat

• Stir in the garlic and sprinkle in the chilli flakes

• Cook for a 3-5 minutes.  Keeping the mushrooms quite chunky looking in texture

• Spoon some mushrooms onto the toast, sprinkle some mature Cheddar cheese and gobble up quickly!