Oh man, when that chocolate craving hits it can be near impossible to not give in to temptation, especially if you’re near a shop…or it’s a Tuesday (I’ll use any excuse sometimes). What you need to have is some healthy options already lined up. Et voila – the choco-bite.
Made with only nuts and fruit there is nothing bad in these, yet they taste like a naughty chocolate treat. That’s the best combination for us clean eaters.
These take 20 minutes to make, and if you store them in a nice container they’ll last for a week.
Makes 10-14 bites.
- 150g pitted dates
- 1/4 cup whole cashews
- 20ml water
- 25g desiccated coconut
- 1-2tbs carob (for bitter dark chocolate flavour) or cacao (softer chocolate flavour) powder
Pre-heat oven to 180c.
Add the dates, nuts and water to a blender. Blend until you have a chunky paste.
Add in the carob/cacao powder and coconut. Blend till the mixture is all brown.
Spoon out in to a bowl, and using teaspoon sized amounts of mixture roll the mix into small balls.
Lay on a grease-proof paper lined tray and cook at 180 for 12 mins.
Leave to cool.
Eat and be happy.
Make the same as the plain version, but once you’ve transferred to a bowl add in…..
1 tsp hot chilli powder. Mix well. This works really nicely with the carob powder.
1 tsp rock salt. Mix well.
Once you’ve rolled into balls sprinkle a few kernels over the balls.