This is a simple recipe if you want something quick AND healthy for the kids (or you).
I didn’t know this, but dates are really good for you.
It is packed with stuff like calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, 20 different amino acids for easy digestion and all kinds of other good stuff. mmm I’m impressed!
For the recipe you will need:
I used some raw cacao in there too.
You can use that if you have some available or you could use carob if you don’t like the intense flavour of chocolate. Some people are sensitive to the caffeine in chocolate.
Raw Cacao is oh so good for you.
Cacao is a natural anti-depressant. It helps lift your mood and one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food! Rich in magnesium as well (good for the heart).
Now don’t get confused with the sugary chocolates you buy in the stores. This is 100% Raw Cacao I’m rambling on about.
I have a little nut grinder that I use to grind the pecans fine, I’m sure a food processor will do the job too.
Don’t process it too long, or the natural oils in the nuts will start to seperate and make your mixture too oily.
In your food processor, process the dates into one big mush. Mix the cacao powder, fine pecans and dates together so that it looks like below.
Use your hands and take some of the ‘dough’ and roll it into little balls. I also rolled my ball in carrob afterwards. You can be really creative here. You can put a cherry inside and roll it in coconut flakes. You could even make a mixture of agave, cacao and coconut oil and make a choc sauce that you can dip the balls in and put it in the fridge to create a lovely hard choc coated truffle.
I like to keep things simple; less ingredients = easier on our pocket!
My family argued over who should be the model for these chocolate balls **grin** so here’s an image of each of them trying the ‘goods’ out! Cute.