Almond and cacao love bombs
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Serves: 20 balls
 
These little almond and pumpkin seed bombshells taste so amazing, you'd forget they were actually good for you. You can make them as sweet or as savoury as you like by adjusting up or down the medjool dates and maple syrup but the combination in the recipes is perfect for a slight sweet touch but not overwhelmingly indulgent. They are also packed with amazing fats, delicious plant protein and so full of nutrients your body, making every ball worth every minuscule bit of the effort!
Ingredients
  • 120g almonds
  • 80g pumpkin seeds
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 6 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • For decoration (any of the following):
  • Two handfuls of goji berries
  • Beetroot powder
  • Cacao powder
  • Sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Place the almonds, pumpkin seeds, dates (make sure you pit them), cacao powder, maple syrup and hot water into your food processor and process until the mixture is sticky but smooth.
  2. Place a piece of baking paper on your worktop because things are about to get a little messy!
  3. Scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture into your hand and roll into a truffle size ball between the palms of your hands over the baking paper to catch any crumbs.
  4. Place your rolled superfood ball onto your baking paper until you've rolled all of the remaining mixture into truffles of the same size.
  5. If you'd like to add some decoration to the outside of your balls (my favourites are goji berries, beetroot powder, cacao powder or sesame seeds) then sprinkle your chosen decoration onto a seperate plate and gently roll the truffles in it before transferring the ball to the baking sheet. For the goji berries, they work amazingly if you place a handful of them in a food processor and pulverize them until powder-like for about 10 seconds. They transform into a gorgeous red dust which makes your balls a gorgeous colour.
  6. If you can resist not eating the whole mixture as you make the balls then transfer the bites into a bowl, plate or tupperware dish and store in the fridge or freezer for an hour to firm up or alternatively keep them stored in the fridge or freezer for later enjoyment! You can eat them from frozen or once they've thawed out a little, there's no bad way to eat these guys.
  7. Bite and love :-)
Recipe by JESSIPES - Live in a Body You LOVE at https://jessipes.co.uk/almond-and-cacao-love-bombs/