Hot, hot hot outside and going (kind of!) British inside, with a cooling cup of Pukka Three Mint tea and a “noice littl’ snack”!
RAW CHOC MMMMMINT BLISS BALLS
MAKES: 30+ balls PREP TIME: 10 mins
240g medjool or other sticky dates
130g nuts of your choice, I used pecan
65g raisins or sultanas
25g raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
Up to 2 tablespoons of water if required to bring mix together, depends on your date stickiness
3-4 drops of pure peppermint oil (Terry’s lover? why not try orange oil?!)
Blitz all in food processor on high for 1-2 mins or Thermomix for 30-40 seconds, speed 8. Add water gradually if required until all comes together in a thick paste. The nuts will still be visible and for me they add a Peppermint Crisp-like crunch to your finished balls. 😉
Take teaspoon (or bigger if you like) portions and roll into balls. I store mine in a jar in the fridge .. and while they last they really do look like kangaroo poo! (Roll in coconut if you like for a less finger-licking finish).
Enjoy with tea or as a healthy energy boost any time.
If you’d like to know more about my oily goodness then drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org . Happy to share the joy .. international curiosity welcome too ..