Great balls of….chocolate heaven! 

These raw chocolate bombs are so moorish, they only lasted a couple of days! Delicious and so good for you. Full of antioxidants and energy giving proteins and so simple to make.

I always make sure I buy unrefined organic ingredients and the best coconut oil in my opinion is pure extra virgin coconut oil. It hasn’t gone through any process to strip it of its goodness. If you suffer with a sweet tooth, these will satisfy your craving without sending your blood sugars into orbit and the cacao content will fill your body with the important antioxidants it needs.

Ingredients 

For the Centre

1 1/2 cups ground almonds or a mix of walnuts and almonds if you prefer the inside to be a bit more moist.

1 tbsp coconut oil

10 pitted soft dates ( medjool are great)

1 to 2 tbsp cacao powder ( depending on your taste)

1/2 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts for sprinkling at the end

For the chocolate 

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup cacao powder

About 4/5 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla essence

Method 

Pop all your centre ingredients into a blender and blitz until everything is blended. You want the consistency to be fairly sticky, so it’s easy to roll into balls.

Roll into balls and place on baking parchment. Pop them into the fridge while you make the chocolate.

Chocolate 

Put your coconut oil in a pan and melt on a low heat. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and stir with a hand held whisk. Then add the cacao, whisk until the powder has completely dissolved and leave off the heat for about 5 minutes, stirring a few times.

Grab your balls and then dip in the chocolate. Place the balls into a tray with baking parchment on. You may need to spoon more chocolate over the balls for complete coverage. Sprinkle some roasted chopped hazelnuts over the top and then freeze. They take about 30 minutes to set.

I like them straight out of the freezer, the chocolate has a crisp crunch but the inside is still fairly soft. Yum!


I hope you enjoy making these, they are so delicious:)

Happy Hump day all xxx

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