One of my favourite go to sweet treats are these easy to make energy balls, which are so rich and chocolatey they feel naughty without the actual guilt! When I first heard how dates were a great substitute for chocolate baking, I was like …nah. They look rank. Like really rank. They’re all wrinkly and a not so appetising shade – until I tried them. Amazing! I kid you not, once in a food processor with the right ingredients these babies are delicious. This is my favourite way to use them
What Will I Need?
– Handful of Dates
– 1 Heaped tbsp of Cacoa Powder
– Handful of Chocolate Chips
– Vanilla Extract
– Desiccated Coconut (Optional)
What Do I Do?
Once the dates have had a whizz in the food processor, add the cacoa, chocolate chips, pinch of salt, tsp of vanilla & mix again. Once all have been evenly mixed together, roll into balls. The next part is optional, but recommended. I used cacoa on some and coconut on other but as the mix was sticky I rolled into a pile of each ingredient to coat and put these in the fridge to set for a minimum of 15 minutes