Tasty Tuesday {macadamia coconut balls}

All credit to my friend Emma for these. She makes Paleo food choices and posted a photo of a batch of these on Facebook the other day and I couldn’t resist. I will probably be putting a lot of no added sugar sweets on while I get used to not eating a block of chocolate at a time! I was going to call these Emma’s balls, but well …

Filling
What do you need?
1 and 1/3 cups shredded organic coconut {I realised too late we only had desiccated coconut but it worked just as well}
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon organic rice malt syrup
1/2 cup macadamias {you can use any nut and I’ll definitely be trying a few different combinations}
1/4 cup of coconut cream {I used a couple of the cubes I froze last week!}

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Now what do you do with it?
Put it all in a blender or food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like this.

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I have put it out to the kitchen fairies that I’d be quite happy if I woke up one day and there was a Thermomix in my kitchen. You know, since they don’t seem to have remembered how to clean up, maybe they could make my cooking a little easier?

Roll your mixture into small balls. I found myself thinking they are about the same size as a Lindt ball … but that’s probably not the point! And really, they’re actually a little smaller.

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Line a plate, baking tray or anything freezer suitable with baking paper, pop them on it and put them in the freezer to harden up. I took mine out as soon as I was done making the coating and they were fine.

Coating
What do you need?
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
1/4 cup shredded organic coconut
1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
2 tablespoons of cacao powder {yes, there are more than 2 tablespoons in the photo below, my sous chef was a little heavy handed spooning it out of the packet}

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Now what do you do with it?
Heat the coconut oil under hot water {or in the microwave} and mix in a bowl with coconut, maple syrup and cacao powder.

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Take the balls out of the freezer and roll them in the sauce one by one, placing them back on the tray to once again spend some time chilling out. {Because they’re in the freezer, get it? I know, sorry.}

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After 20-30 minutes in the freezer, you can eat them. Personally, I’ve left them in an airtight container in the freezer because they are a little less out of sight. And out of mind. A little. If you have more willpower than a dog at the butcher shop me, you can keep them in the fridge in an airtight container. They will last about a week. Or a day, depending how you roll. {Okay, I’m stopping now.}

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Each ball is approximately 82 calories.

So there you have it: another tasty treat recipe that is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, raw, grain free and super easy to make!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Emma says:

    Yum!! If u want any other paleo dishes let me know 🙂

  2. Bassa's Blog says:

    Emma’s balls look delicious! 🙂

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