Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Date Balls

You know those days where you are feeling snacky but don’t know what to have? I’ve got your covered! I had never made these before, but now that I have, they’re going to be a staple for satisfying my snacky needs.

I don’t know about you but I love being inspired by just looking at recipes and watching the cooking channel. Whether or not I actually find enough energy to make the mouth-watering dishes I just laid my eyes on, is another question. With regards to recipes, I’m not one for long, lengthy discussions about each individual ingredient. I like to get straight to the point. It’s quick, easy to make and it’s flavourful. What more do you need.

I made three different date balls, just to be a little extra. Dark chocolate pistachio, plain dark chocolate and cocoa.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Oats
  • 1 Cup of Peanut Butter (Or any nut butter you prefer)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 2 Weetbix
  • 1 Cup of Dates in some boiled water (leave to soften)
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 Cup of Cocoa
  • A Splash of Flavour Nation‘s Chocolate Mint Crisp flavouring
  • Gnaw Dark Chocolate (or any dark chocolate, that’s just the one I used)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
  • Cocoa for Dusting

Method:

  • In a separate bowl, soak the dates in boiling hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Blend the oats, weetbix, cocoa, peanut butter, cinnamon and salt together.
  • Add the dates to the mix.
  • Add the date water to the mix, one tablespoon at a time, until you can form a ball without it falling apart.
  • Roll the mix into the desired sized ball and then place on a tray.
  • Place the tray in the freezer until they are frozen solid.
  • Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Finely dice the pistachios.
  • Coat the frozen balls in the chocolate and sprinkle the chopped pistachios on the top.
  • Coat the frozen balls in the cocoa for a different taste.
  • For added flavour, add a tiny sprinkle of Himalayan salt on the top.

Let me know if you try this recipe!

xo

MJ