Recently I’ve been making various little sweet treats and have to say that it is quite lovely to have all these little balls around. I’m not sure what it is, maybe just the fact that they look so cute. I really think we should celebrate all our food and make it look pretty, just for ourselves.
Currently I have 4 different kinds of balls in my freezer. It gives me joy to see the bags there and choose which one I’ll be going for. They would look absolutely lovely in glass jars in your kitchen, I just keep them in the freezer because they last longer this way (if I can stay away from them that is).
All of them are raw and full of goodness! Why not have a tea party and what you’ll serve are these naturally delicious and sweet little treats. Indulgence doesn’t have to be bad.
If you’re interested in the Coconut Truffles or the Breakfast Balls, please visit me on Facebook and like my page Katrine’s Kitchen for updates. You will find both recipes there!
I’ve also tried a new recipe of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls but I’m not happy with the result yet so I will share that as soon as I have figured out how to make them actually taste like cookie dough…
Today I will share with you the Chocolate Truffle Balls! Yum. I found the recipe in one of those free magazines you get at the supermarket, it is by Louise Fulton Keats. How wonderful to see that healthy raw treats are finding their way into mainstream publications and hopefully into many family homes. I will certainly do my bit to spread the word. These truffles are so yummy and so much better for you than the usual biscuit based ones (Now let’s be clear: I love ANY homemade treats, they all have their rightful place in my heart. But if I want to have something regularly with my afternoon cup of tea, I think it’s better to make it a healthy choice.)
- 100g pitted chopped dates
- 170g raisins or sultanas
- 2 tbs of boiling water
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- 2 tsp orange juice
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- desiccated coconut to coat
- Process dates and raisins in the food processor until finely chopped.
- Add water and leave to soak for 1 minute.
- Add almond meal, cocoa powder, orange juice and desiccated coconut.
- Process until you have a smooth mixture (mine actually started to form a ball in the food processor)
- Use a teaspoon to measure and roll into little balls.
- Roll in desiccated coconut to cover.