Hi there! Do you love snacking? I hope you do, because I have a fun recipe for you! I made these mocha fudge snack balls as wholesome as possible while still maintaining a lovely fudgy consistency and super sweet flavor. I actually first attempted to make fat bombs with less sweetness, but my experiments failed. It seems I really love my snacks sweet, like dessert. And these definitely are sweet!
And fugdy, too, thanks to a classic combination of three ingredients: nut butter + dates and some coconut oil for extra smoothness. I could eat this stuff just as it is, but experimenting with different flavors is so much fun. I copied the recipe and flavor idea from my new book which is all about vegan baking and sweet treats, but I altered the original recipe a bit by adding more almond butter, which is just the best (especially when it’s homemade!). I rolled these into balls and added a colorful coating of sprinkles, dried berries and shredded coconut. The best candy (in addition to berries ofc)!
These lovely snacks differ from bliss balls quite a lot because there are no whole nuts/seeds, rolled oats or any kind of flour. This is not a dense snack but a super soft one. I recommend storing these in the freezer, otherwise they get oily and too soft.
If you’re wondering what would be a great time to eat these sweets, here are my recommendations:
♥ as a sweet snack bite with afternoon tea or coffee
♥ whenever sweet cravings hit all of a sudden and you’re about to grab something really sugary and unhealthy
♥ as a dessert for the whole family (if coffee left out)
♥ as a smoothie bowl topping, like I’ve done here:
- 1 tbsp almond milk (or any plant milk)
- 0,5 tbsp instant coffee powder (or 1 tbsp if you want a strong coffee flavor)
- 1 dl = a generous ⅓ cup of almond butter (other nut butters work too!)
- 70 g = 2,5 oz pitted dates (medjool or similar)
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Sprinkles, dried berries and shredded coconut for rolling.
- Warm the almond milk a bit. Mix milk and instant coffee until dissolved.
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Roll the soft batter into balls and coat with sprinkles, dried berries, shredded coconut or anything you like. If the batter is too soft to roll put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and roll again 🙂
- Store in the freezer and enjoy whenever you feel like dessert-snacking.