This recipe is super quick, and dead easy. Great snack for after school or work, you can whip this up one-handed in about 10 mins. Gluten free, paleo friendly, refined sugar free and delish these balls are a winner with everyone. We’ve added a new ingredient this time around – lucuma powder. Derived from the tropical South American lucuma fruit, lucuma powder has a sweet caramel flavour that is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and is low in GI, making it a great alternative to other sweeteners.
This recipe is also vegan – depending on whether you decide to include the touch of honey or not – personally this recipe is sweet enough (for me) without the honey so I’ll leave it up to you if you are a honey eater or not. We use a delicious local raw honey that we just adore – hence I couldn’t resist putting it in.
Makes about 9-10 balls, depending on how big you make them
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 heaped tablespoon lucuma powder
- 1 cup coarsely ground walnuts
- ½ cup chopped dates
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tspns honey
- 1 tbspn coconut flour
- dessicated coconut, for rolling balls in
All you need to do is chop the nuts and dates, then stir together in a large mixing bowl along with the cocoa powder, lucuma powder and coconut flour. Once the dry ingredients are well mixed, add the honey and coconut oil, mix together and then roll into small chunks of dough into balls with your hands. Finally, roll in some desiccated coconut and they are ready to go. Best kept in fridge – can serve straight from fridge or several hours out of the fridge if it is a moderate day. However, on really hot days, these balls might soften a bit – as the coconut oil liquefies – so just be aware of that.
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