It’s TREAT TIME!
Although, I should probably rephrase; It’s GUILT FREE TREAT TIME!
If you’re anything like myself, and 90% of the rest of the world when it comes to the love you might have for chocolate, then you should totally try this recipe, especially if you’re on the health waggon and like to keep your calorie intake on the down low (literally).
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 cup almonds
- 20 pitted medjool dates
- 3 table spoons of cocao powder (I used Cadbury cocoa powder)
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- 50g grated 80% dark chocolate (I used Lindt)
- 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons water
WHAT TO DO:
Before we get started, preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Lay your cup of almonds out on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, once your oven is ready.
After your almonds have been roasted, place in a blender/ NutriBullet and blits until you appear to have almond flour. Pour flour into a mixing bowl.
Place medjool dates in your blender and blend with 2 tablespoons water. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz. Scoop your mixture into the mixing bowl with the almond flour. Melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture. Mix and fold by hand to make a beautiful chunky mix of chocolatey goodness! The consistency should be thick.
Grab about a tablespoon (rough amount) of the mixture, squeeze the mixture tightly before rolling into a ball. You should have enough to make about 20 energy balls. Once you have used all the mixture, refrigerate for an hour to all the balls to set.
And it’s THAT EASY! All that’s left to do is serve and enjoy!
Until next time,