Healthy Chocolate Snowballs

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I made these on request of my 5 year old who said to me that he hasn’t had these little treats in a very long time!

I altered my recipe a little and removed the sunflower oil therefore there is no added fat in this recipe.

https://shivaaydelights.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/chocolate-snowballs/

Have a go! They taste good and the children love ’em!

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Healthy Chocolate Snowballs

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I made these on request of my 5 year old who said to me that he hasn’t had these little treats in a very long time!

I altered my recipe a little and removed the sunflower oil therefore there is no added fat in this recipe.

https://shivaaydelights.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/chocolate-snowballs/

Have a go! They taste good and the children love ’em!

No Bake Cocoa Nut Cookies

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Don’t you just love when you give something really healthy to your children. Makes up for all the naughty snacks and foods they some how seem to get their hands on!

With this recipe both parent and child will be soooo happy! I can guarantee this, as this is how I felt yesterday when I made these no bake cookies!

Mine have already disappeared from the fridge mysteriously!! So another batch is about to be made, especially as I promised to take some over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday Party!

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Have a beautiful weekend friends! Much love D x

INGREDIENTS

2 large handfuls of macadamia nuts
3~4 handfuls of pitted dates
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
White chocolate melted

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METHOD

Add all the ingredients into a food processor and grind to a slightly grainy paste

Take a large pinch of the sweet mixture, form into a ball and then pat down into a small bite
size cookie

Take a little of the melted white chocolate and drizzle all over the prepared cookies

Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or so then devour!

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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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Chocolate Snowballs

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I have never been so inspired as I am now, from all of you my fellow friends.  I am learning so much from everyone and am becoming open to the idea that healthy food can really be tasty food.  I am finding myself being drawn to super food options all the time when buying ingredients!  And as a result am coming up with all different types of recipes!

I absolutely adore chocolate and nuts together!  Also coconut is my ultimate favourite.  With this in mind I created these delightful yummy coconut chocolate and date balls.  Which my little one insists on calling ‘chocolate snowballs’

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You have to make these! There is no doubt in my mind that you and your family will not love them.  I have had family and friends requesting me to make some for them and I have a back order to fill! I find they are so therapeutic to make too! Just to see my little ones enjoy them sooo much but at the same time KNOW how healthy and nutritious they are makes what I do worthwhile!

Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy time with your loved ones, much love D x

INGREDIENTS

200g chopped dates
120g walnuts
70g desiccated coconut
50g raisins
1 tbsp heaped nutella/chocolate spread
1 tbsp heaped cocoa powder
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp maple syrup

METHOD

• In a food processor, grind all the ingredients apart from the coconut into a paste ball

• Use a little oil in the palm of yours hands and roll out balls to a typical truffle bite size

• Dip and cover completely in the coconut and set aside on a plate.  Repeat for the rest of the mixture and chill in the fridge for at least an hour 

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These snowballs are joing the party over at Fiesta Friday #5 hosted by my friend Angie @ The Novice Gardener come join us x

Coconut And Date Balls

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A guest recipe from my sister in law Amrita, who brought round these tasty date balls. A delicious quick sweet which has no added sugar as the dates naturally sweeten them. Coat in coconut according to taste and if you want them to be a bit more Christmassy then adding a little orange zest will do the trick!

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An alternative to chocolate but still extremely satisfying! I asked her for the recipe and she shared it instantly ad lib. These little sweets are just lovely and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have done! Thank you so much for sharing Amrita! Much love D x

INGREDIENTS

250g pitted date block/paste
2 tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
5 tbsp roasted unsalted peanuts crushed
Unsweetened desiccated coconut to coat

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METHOD

• Heat up the ghee/butter in a non stick medium saucepan on a low heat for 2 minutes. When melted, break in the date block and simmer until the date block has become a paste. Cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally

• Add the crushed peanuts, combine and cook for a further 5 minutes

• Take off the heat and let the date mixture cool down a little, when warm take small amounts of mixture and roll into balls covering in coconut as the last step

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