This is a great one for those of us who like something sweet after dinner….made with cacao it gives you a chocolate fix with benefits and not refined sugar.
This recipe is also used for peppermint bliss balls….I’m a bit time poor and often holding a baby in one arm – so I made it into a slice instead!
6 Medjool dates (if using dried dates use 9 dates and soak in a little water for 5 mins)
1 cup cashews (I’ve also made this with almonds / mix of almonds and cashews)
½ cup raw cacao powder
1 cup desiccated coconut
pinch of good quality seasalt (optional)
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
2 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil or 1 tsp natural peppermint essence (If using essential oil add 5 drops initially, test after you’ve mixed it in and add more if needed – to your peppermint requirement….mine is 10-12 drops!)
Replace with Peppermint essential oil with Orange oil for orange bliss
METHOD Add dates, cashews, cacao, desiccated coconut & nibs to your food processor and blend. Add coconut oil & essential oil and process again. Line a small tray with baking paper and press mixture into it. Cut into 2cm squares after its been in the fridge for an hour or so.
If you prefer balls: roll into bite size balls (roll in coconut if you like) and place on baking paper on a tray in the fridge for 1 hour.