These are fab alternative to chocolate truffles, great energy snacks or fantastic just to have in the fridge for when you are craving something sweet and trying not to reach for a kitkat. Why not rustle up at batch for Christmas, all the pleasure without any of the guilt attached to tucking into the celebrations tin!
With so many seeds they are packed full of zinc, omega 3, omega 6 & vitamin E. The sesame seeds used for coating are also one of the best sources of calcium, so great for the bones.
They contain no sugar and are sweetened only with medjool dates, which give it an amazing caramel flavour as well as being high in potassium.
The hazelnut and cashew nuts are a great source of protein which is important in a snack as it helps to balance blood sugars. They also give the balls a wonderful taste.
The raw cacao powder is not only rich and chocolatey is also high in magnesium and antioxidants making it the perfect superfood treat!
I love including flaxseeds into my cooking as they are so good for the digestive system and help to keep everything regular which is so important for so many people, especially the elderly, or for people on medication, or going through pregnancy. They are also high in omega 3 and a good source of lignans, making them fantastic hormone balancers.
The advantage of these tasty treats is they take seconds to make and are so simple you don’t to be Mary Berry to succeed
- 75g Cashew nuts
- 75g Hazelnuts
- 100g Seeds (Chia, sesame & flax)
- 250g Medjool dates (stones removed)
- 2 heaped Tbsp Almond butter
- 2 Tbsp Ground flaxseed
- 75g coconut oil melted
- 60g Raw cacao powder
- For the coating:
- Sesame seeds
- Freeze dried raspberries
- Place the nuts in a food processor until finely chopped.
- Add the seeds and pulse until combined with the nuts.
- Add the Medjool dates, almond butter, cacao powder and coconut oil.
- Blend until all well combined and mixture starts to form a dough.
- Empty contents of blender into a bowl.
- Using your hands roll the mixture into bite size balls.
- If you are using freeze dried raspberries and sesame for a coating, place in a bowl or on a small plate then roll each ball to coat it.
- Place the balls in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. They are then ready to serve, alternatively they can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.
These can also be made in advance and frozen!