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Cacao and Coconut Bites

This is possibly my favourite snack of all times. Having a sweat tooth, if I’m not careful I can find myself craving deserts and biscuits to dunk into Tea – this little gem of a recipe keeps the cravings at bay. Originally found in the Deliciously Ella recipe book I’ve kind of adapted as I’ve gone along dependant on the ingredients I have to hand. Feel free to do the same. Word of warning – very moorish, so don’t eat all 10 balls in one day!
No cooking time required, but they’re best when they’ve been refrigerated for a couple of hours before eating.

Ingredients (I always ‘thereabouts’ ingredients)

2 x tablespoons of raw cacao
2 x tablespoons of Almond Butter
Large handful of chopped pitted dates
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
100-200g of Almonds
Desiccated Coconut
Chia Seeds optional

Cooking Instructions

  1. Put the Almonds into a powerful blender and blend until flour
  2. Add the chopped pitted dates and blend some more
  3. Then add the Almond Butter, Raw Cacao & Coconut Oil. Blend again until you get a sticky substance. There’s no science. Too dry and add a little more oil or almond butter. Too soft and add more ground almonds
  4. Note you sometimes have to stop and spoon the mixture around before blending again. You want it like soft putty
  5. Transfer mixture to a bowl and roll around 1 large tablespoon in the palm (of a clean!) hand
  6. Roll the ball around to coat in desiccated coconut and place in tupperware for refrigeration
  7. Cool for a couple of hours (if you can wait that long!) before eating

Eating Times
I sometimes have one at 6am with a banana and coffee as I head out to teach clients, as I find it too hard to sit and eat breakfast at this time. However, these are great as a snack during the day after your workout or as a treat after your meal if you don’t want to feel like you’ve missed out.

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