These small-but-mighty chocolatey bites pack a serious nutritional punch! Each one contains thiamin, vitamin c, calcium, fibre, potassium, magnesium and omega-3, just to name a few of the healthy-benefitting goodies. They are perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and are a great snack for toddlers and older children (as long as they are not allergic to nuts).
150g raw pistachio kernels
200g raw cashews
250g pitted dates
1 – 2 tablespoon (s) Raw cacao powder (I use choc chick) depending on how chocolatey you want them
30g Chia seeds
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 x heaped teaspoon full of Aduna Baobab powder (optional)
Desiccated coconut to cover (could use raw cacao powder or nibs instead)
15-20 balls depending on size
Whizz the pistachios and cashews in a food processor (I use a nutribullet) until they form a flour. Then whizz the dates into a sticky paste (I added a tiny bit of warm water). Add all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl then use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls, then roll in desiccated coconut and place in a bowl. Place balls in the freezer for one hour to set properly, before transferring to an air-tight container in the fridge.