I am aware that I do ‘harp’ on a bit about being health conscious but I promise that I’m not constantly banging my healthy diet drum…It might just feel that way.
However, I do genuinely believe that we would all be healthier without eating meat and cutting out processed foods but I also understand that not everyone is ready to do this. Little changes do go a long way though and maybe if everyone makes a small change to their lifestyle, this could make a big difference to the world, for us, and generations to come!
I love treats just as much as the next person and love them even more when I know exactly what is in them…like the amount of sugar and salt for one and minimal preservative chemicals thank you very much!
So, even though I like to be healthy I do still allow myself treats… well, I am only human after all!
Here’s the recipe for these tasty, and maybe not so healthy balls.
100g cashew butter
50g coconut oil
50g coconut sugar
150g oat flour*
50g coconut flour
150g chocolate (I used dairy free)
*I made my own oat flour by putting the oats into the food processor and whizzing them up until they resembled flour.
Add the oat flour and coconut flour to a bowl. Heat the cashew butter, coconut oil and coconut sugar in a pan and heat gently for 10 minutes and then pour the liquid into the flour mixture. Stir until all the flour is wet and sticky. Once combined, form the mixture into small balls and place on a lined (with parchment paper) baking tray and pop in the fridge for an hour or 2 (depending on how long you can wait).
When ready to coat the balls, melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of boiling water. When the chocolate is melted, roll the balls in the chocolate until completely covered then place them back on the baking tray and refrigerate for another 10 minutes and then dig in!
If you think this recipe needs more coconut then feel free to roll the melted chocolate balls into desiccated coconut before putting them in the fridge.