Dessert, Recipes, Snack

Date Balls

Date balls are one of the easiest things to make ! They are great for pre or post workout snacks, a light snack on the go or even as a treat for teatime and dessert. Once you have the foundation of a date ball, the options are limitless so let your creativity flow!

Cooking time 30 minutes, makes 14-16 date balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried pitted dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds (can also use cashew nuts, walnuts and pecan nuts)
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • OPTIONAL: ¼ cup raisins or sultanas (nice to bulk up your portions)

Method:

  1. In your food processor, process the nuts into a powder.
  2. Add the dates and process into a paste.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients and process until all combined.
  4. Tip: if the ingredients aren’t sticking together properly, add a touch of water.
  5. Remove the date ball batter from the food process (safety first!).
  6. Roll into balls and place on a tray that can be put in the freezer.
  7. Leave in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.

Now get creative! Add peanut butter for something more decadent, add cocoa powder for a chocolaty treat, add lemon to get a zesty tang of flavour, whatever you like! Watch the blog for my creative takes on date balls, such as my mocha date balls, peanut butter bombs and choc-mint delights…

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