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