Chocolate (date & coconut) Amaze-balls!

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When I was a kid growing up in Egypt there were a couple of foods I REALLY hated! One of them was dates; I have many varied memories surrounding dates – one of the most vivid was my Mum doing a trade off with a bedouin woman. She allowed my mum to take photos of her and all her stunning needle work – whilst my sister and I got backache gathering as many dates as we could find.

Dates were in every home and we were expected to eat and appreciate them, I found them super sticky and too sweet, or too dry and like crystalline sugars. Give me a couple of inches of sugar cane to suck on over dates any day! The other food I hated was desiccated coconut – it was dry and made my tongue and mouth feel yucky as if sawdust was swelling as it combined with my saliva growing into a cloying suffocating ball of mush!

However… we used to make these chocolate truffles at Christmas in Cairo and I call them Amaze-balls because… Yes! You guessed it they have both dates and desiccated coconut in them – yet somehow they become delicious, and consumable! I can happily scoff these down no cloying involved! They keep really well in a sealed container in the fridge – ready to eat whenever you fancy.

As a child we used eggs in them, obviously that is not feasible in our house so I use a flax egg. You can add or take away ingredients to suit you. What I have created with our necessary adaptions is  vegan, gluten-free and paleo friendly.

Chocolate (date & coconut) Amaze-balls!! – Ingredients

dark chocolate (I used a 70% one which is dairy-free and soya-free), dates, flax egg, desiccated coconut, coatings 9I used desiccated coconut for half & chopped, toasted hazelnuts for the other half)

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date with melted chocolate

Chocolate (date & coconut) Amaze-balls!! – Process (makes 16)

  • Make your flax egg if you are egg-free like us (here’s how)
  • In your coffee grinder or spice grinder blitz a load of flax seeds
  • Into a small bowl add:
    • 1 Tbs ground up flax seed
    • 3 Tbs filtered water
  • Leave it for 15 mins so congeal and become the consistency of egg!
  • Boil some water, pop it into a pan and place a glass jar onto to melt:
    • about 100 g dark chocolate
  • In your blender or spicer blitz:
    • 7/8 dates depending on their size
  • Once the chocolate has melted take out of the pan of water and add:
    • blitzed dates – mix them into the chocolate
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      coating as you go
    • your flax egg
    • ½ C desiccated coconut
  • Mix them all up into a dark chocolatey gloop
  • Pop your coating into a bowl – I covered half in desiccated coconut, and half in chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • Pop a load of little cases onto a plate ready for the yummy magic balls
  • Roll your mix into a little balls and pop into your coating to cover – you can carry on shaping them in the coating mix
  • Drop into waiting cases
  • Leave to cool

I hope that even if you hate dates and desiccated coconut you try these as they are AMAZE-BALLS! Happy eating, and let me know if you are amazed 😉 Rai x

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