Raw energy bliss balls

I love having a constant supply of these little energy treats in my freezer. I have two before early morning training sessions and even grab one after work when I’m reaching my afternoon sugar low. They’re natural, only contain a few ingredients and are so tasty they almost seem sinful! They can also be served on a platter for tea time or after dinner with coffee.

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Ingredients

12-15 medjool dates, pitted and quartered

½ cup raw unsalted cashews

3-4 Tbs organic peanut butter (try get one that has nothing but peanuts in the ingredients)

Himalayan salt

Desiccated coconut

2 Tbs Organic coconut oil

1 Tbs Raw organic cocoa

 

Method

Cashew coconut balls

  • Blitz chopped dates in food processor until they form a doughy consistency (you can roll them into a ball)

  • Remove date-dough and divide in half

  • Place ½ cup raw unsalted cashews in processor until finely chopped

  • Add one half of the date-dough and 1 tablespoon peanut butter (for binding)

  • If your peanut butter is unsalted and you like a salted caramel flavor, add a bit of course Himalayan salt (to taste, but I give mine about 3 grinds)

  • Give the mixture a few pulses in the processer to ensure everything is evenly dispersed

  • Roll the mixture into small, evenly sized balls

  • Roll the balls in dessicated coconut, making sure they are completely covered

  • Place balls in the freezer

 

 

Salted caramel chocolate balls

  • Now place the other half of the date-dough in the processor

  • Add 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter (depending on how much of a peanut buttery taste you want) and add salt to taste (the salt is especially important here to get that salted caramel flavour)

  • Process to make sure it is evenly mixed

  • Roll the mixture into the same size small balls

  • Place balls in the freezer

  • Melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a small saucepan

  • Add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and mix well

  • Remove salted caramel balls from freezer and roll each balls in the chocolate mixture, making sure it is well covered

  • Leave them to harden before putting them back in the freezer

 

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These balls last long in the freezer and don’t need to be defrosted before eating (they have a nice cold and chewy texture) but can also last for a week in the fridge. Remember coconut oil has a very low melting temperature so if you’re going to serve them at room temperature, make sure they’re kept cold until right before serving.

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