chocolate (date & coconut) amaze-balls

  • Yield:

    18 amazeballs
  • Cooking Method:

    melting
  • Prep Time:

    25 mins
  • Cook Time:

    0 mins
chocolate (date & coconut) amaze-balls

These chocolate (date & coconut) amaze-balls are bite-sized balls of yum! Full of great ingredients which make them, very nearly, a healthy treat! They are sweet and rich and more-ish, they make great gifts and when we have tea parties the children gobble them up unaware of all the goodness they are devouring! The other bonus is that they are really easy to make. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ C dried dates*
  • ¼ C water
  • 1 flax-*gg (1 Tbs ground flaxseed + 3Tbs water)
  • 100g dark chocolate at least 70% broken into pieces
  • ½ C desiccated coconut 
  • TO COAT:
  • ½ C desiccated coconut

Method:

  1. Put your dried dates in a small bowl with the water and leave them to soak them for at least an hour before making these chocolate (date & coconut) amaze-balls.

  2. When the dates have soaked for an hour, make your flax-*gg in a mug by combining the ground flax-seeds with the water; then leave for about 12 minutes to go gloopy like an egg. (I grind my own flaxseeds in my spice-grinder

    chocolate (date & coconut) amaze-balls
    ready to roll

  3. Pop 18 tiny cases on a plate ready for your truffles to go in, and get the desiccated coconut for coating the truffles into a flat bottommed bowl big enough to roll the amazeballs around in.

  4. Drain your dates, then blitz them into a sticky paste (I use the spice grinder on my Kenwood chef).

  5. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water on a very low heat. When the chocolate is melted stir in the date paste, the coconut and the flax-*gg. Combine them until all the mix is dark (see photo)

  6. Now you can create your little balls of YUM! The mix will roll into lovely, shiny, dark chocolate balls, pop them in the desiccated coconut, roll them about until the are covered in the white flakes, then place them carefully in the waiting cases. Pop the lid on the box and put your chocolate amaze-balls in the fridge to cool for an hour before you indulge.

Notes:

*You can use pitted fresh dates if you prefer

You can store these in the fridge for up to 6 days in an air-tight container but ours tend to disappear within 3 days - can't imagine where they go ;P. 

For a grown up treat check out my Disaronno chocolate treats

I reckon they taste best served at room temperature within the first 4 days of making.