Wednesday, 27 October 2010

chocolate almond balls

I’m often craving something sweet after dinner but don’t want to feel guilty for that piece of chocolate or cake. That’s why I love these choc almond balls. They’re packed full of goodness and you won’t feel like you have to pound the treadmill after a few. These are lovely served with a little natural yogurt or crème fraiche.

Makes about 15 balls
200g unsweetened raisins/ sultanas/ dates
200g ground almonds
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons good quality dark cocoa powder
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling

1. Place the raisins in a food processor and process until chopped finely. The mixture will probably stick together but that’s ok.
2. Add the ground almonds, banana and cocoa powder and combine.
3. Move the mixture to a bowl and add the coconut. With your hands combine so the coconut is distributed throughout. Add more coconut or cocoa powder to your taste.
4.  Roll the mixture into small balls and coat with coconut. Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Gluten Free – Wheat Free – Dairy Free

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