Sweet cravings are a serious thing in winter – the cold, dark days make us long for something sweet with our afternoon tea. If things get desperate enough, you may find yourself dipping into that secret chocolate stash you don’t want your children to know about.
That’s where these bite-sized balls of yummy goodness come along! They are simple, versatile, easy to make, require little to no processing, are full to burst with healthy nutrients, and contain no refined sugar. Please keep in mind, however, that proportions are not exact, and you will need to play with the consistency a bit until you get what you like best.
You will need:
Approx. 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, lightly crushed
A handful of sesame seeds
A handful of raisins
1/2 shredded coconut
1/2 cup natural date spread, or 10-12 processed medjoul dates
2-3 tbsp raw tahini
Shredded coconut, chopped almonds or peanuts, or sesame seeds for rolling
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until you reach a nice workable consistency. You may need to add a little water if the mixture is too dry, or a little shredded coconut or another dry ingredient if it’s too runny.
Form small balls and roll them in the coating of your choice.
Place in container, pop into freezer, and voila! You have a delicious, nutritious, easy-to-serve energy treat to curb those sweet cravings.