I made these a few moments ago and they are so amazingly delicious that I had to share since they would make the perfect last minutes Valentines treat... or a perfect way to show some love any day if the year!
Best bit... they only take 10 mins from start to finish. Winner!
These are like chocolate bliss balls crossed with Turkish Delight. Rich yet light and delicate. The beetroot dusted coating gives the perfect finish and a hint of subtly sweet and earthy flavour.
To be honest of you dont have the beet powder, you can omit it- they just wont look so passionate! ;-)
Make a big batch as they'll keep well in the fridge/freezer for a few weeks. Perfect gifted in cellophane bags with a ribbon round the top too!
Recipe: Bliss Balls of Delight!
Makes approx 12-16
- 2 packed cups dates
- 1 cup finely ground nuts (I used a mix of almonds, macadamia and flaked coconut)
- 1/2 cup cocoa or raw cacao
- 2 tsp rosewater (or more/less to taste)
- 2 tbs beetroot powder
- approx. 3 tbs water
- To decorate: 2 tbs desiccated coconut and 1 tbs beetroot powder
Add the nuts to a processor and blitz until finely ground. Add all remaining ingredients except the water and continue to process until beginning to get sticky, and the water and process for a few more seconds until the mixture is very sticky and clumpy.
Using your hands roll into balls and dust in the beet covered dessicated coconut. Allow to chill in the fridge to fully firm up.
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