Sunday, 19 June 2016

Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Chocolate healthy goodness!!!! I've always wanted to try Cocoa Nibs, so was very excited to get them and create something with them!! They are very readily available now from Aldi, Coles/Woolies and Health Food shops.


Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Cocoa Nibs have a crunchy texture and are full of antioxidants, magnesium and nutrients! If you don't have them readily available, then you can substitute with nuts (i.e. almonds, hazelnuts) or seeds (i.e sunflower, pepitas).

If you want to make these gluten free, you can buy gluten free oats, or use quinoa flakes instead of the oats.

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE BLISS BALLS

Ingredients:

100 grams oats
10 grams chia seeds
200 grams medjool dates (pitted)
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
40 grams cocoa nibs
20 grams cacoa powder/cocoa
30 grams coconut oil

Method (Thermomix):

1. Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.
2. Blitz 1 minute/Speed 8.
3. With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.
4. Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.

Method (Blender):

1. Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.
2. Blitz on the highest setting until all of the ingredients have combined to your desired consistency.
 3. With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.
4. Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.

Note: 
- Medjool dates differ in dryness, so you may need to add 5 - 10 grams more coconut oil/1-2 extra dates if the mixture comes out dry, or add 5 - 10 grams more 'dry' ingredients (oats, cocoa nibs) if the mixture comes out too sticky to shape into the balls. 
- You can use pitted dates instead of Medjool dates (they are not as sweet as Medjool so add about 20 grams honey with it)


Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.


Blitz 1 minute/Speed 8.


With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.
 

Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.

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