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Surprise Chocolate Balls

The perfect healthy substitute for chocoholics! Low in fat and low in calories.

Ingredients

  • 35 pitted dates

  • ¼ cup chia seeds (black and white mixed) – grind half in mortar and pestle and keep other half whole

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds - grind half in mortar and pestle and keep other half whole

  • ¾ cup quinoa flakes

  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut

  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons tahini (preferably unhulled)

  • 2 tablespoons abc spread (combined almonds, brazil, cashews)

Method

  • 1.

    Soak dates overnight.

  • 2.

    Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl – chia seeds, sesame seeds, quinoa flakes, desiccated coconut, and cacao powder.

  • 3.

    Either put softened dates in a food processor or alternatively chop dates into small pieces into a separate bowl.

  • 4.

    Add honey, tahini, and nut spread to the chopped dates (either combine in food processor, or combine in the bowl with the dates).

  • 5.

    Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing as you go. You just need it at a consistency that will hold the dry ingredients together, so you may need to vary quantities as you see fit.

  • 6.

    Using your hands, form into individual balls about 3cm diameter.

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Posted by RobbynReport
These are yummy but they didnt set properly, they are still a bit sticky. Did I do something wrong? I did substitute the quinoa for oats.
Posted by Emma266Report
How many calories per ball? It would be helpful if all recipes mentioned calories & fat content.
Posted by Vanessa181Report
Looks great! roughly how many does it make?
Posted by NikkiReport
Hi Desley, you can get RAW cacao powder from most health food stores (try to make sure it's organic) If you still have trouble finding it you can get it online from various suppliers, such as; Honest To Goodness and Organics Australia Online. Good luck :o)
Posted by NikkiReport
You can buy RAW cacao powder from most health food shops. If you can't find it you can get it online from places like; Honest To Goodness or Organics Australia Online.

It's important that it is raw as it retains all of its nutrients and antioxidents (it's one of the best sources) amd, as with everything, it's important to get organic.

Good luck!
Posted by Deb118Report
how long do they keep and in which way are they stored? fridge or pantry? and a calorie approx' would be nice
Posted by Desley9Report
Can someone please tell me where you buy the cacao powder from?
Posted by Desley9Report
Can someone please tell me where I can buy cacoa powder from?
Posted by Angela300Report
Hey I made these today too and they are yummy I got about 30 balls out of my ingredients. Anyone have any idea what the calories are? I know they are healthy but if I don't stick to my calorie count each day I pile the weight on!

Cheers
Posted by Cassandra70Report
If you make 30 balls, they are roughly 90 calories. If you stretch it to 40, they are just under 70 calories each. They are very lovely too!