These are a great substitute when you are having a chocolate craving – especially if you use the raw cacao powder in them, but even if you don’t, the oils and consistency of them seem to be very satisfying, and they’re healthy!!
The ingredient amounts are up to you – what I’ve put down below is a very rough estimate – just play as you go along and add more of whatever is required to get the right consistency for rolling into balls.
• Soak any dried fruit and nuts that you like for about 8 hours – almonds, sultanas, sunflower kernels, pepitas, macadamia nuts, dried apricots etc – chop roughly in a blender (3 cups)
• Put in glass bowl and add a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil and mix well
• Add in a tablespoon of MACA powder and mix well
• Add in 2 x tablespoons of either raw organic carob or raw organic cacao powder or both!
• Add in 2 x tablespoons of raw unheated honey and mix well
• Add in half a jar of unhulled organic tahini and mix well
If the consistency isn’t quite right to roll into balls at this stage (they will be very sticky!), add in some hazelnut meal or almond meal to help them hold together.
Roll into balls and roll in desiccated coconut (organic, sulphur free please!), and then freeze.
This will make quite a large batch of balls and you can eat them straight from the freezer, or take them with you in a little container for a snack later in the day – don’t eat too many in one sitting because they are quite oily and will go straight through you! (Yes, I learnt this the hard way – one good book and about a dozen tahini balls later….)