Deliciously tasty and a little bit fancy... perfect for a Christmas treat.
150g fresh medjool dates
3/4 cup raw macadamias
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 tbsp tahini
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp mixed spice (optional)
A few square of dark (70% plus) chocolate for drizzling
Remove the pips from the dates and place in a bowl. Cover with warm water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
Place soaked dates into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients (except the chocolate squares).
Blend until all ingredients are combined and form a thick paste, Mixture should be just sticky enough to hold together but not sticky enough to come off on your hands.
Roll spoonfuls together to make balls and place them on a plate or tray. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate squares in the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water. I used 4 x 85% lindt chocolate squares. Remove the balls from the freezer and drizzle chocolate over the top using a teaspoon or a fork.
Store in the fridge or freezer and enjoy when ready!
Kelli Kieselbach BHSc (NutDMed), Adv Dip (Nat), Adv Dip (WHM)
Kelli is an Adelaide based Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist who works with clients of all ages to restore health and prevent disease using nutrition and herbal medicine. Kelli has a special interest in pain and fatigue management working closely with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients to empower them to live life with more energy and less pain. Kelli sees patients one on one both in clinic and online, as well as educating businesses and community groups on various health related topics through workshops and guest speaking roles.
Kelli works Thursdays at Marion Physiotherapy. To see how she can help you please call 82967594 to book an appointment or visit our Naturopath & Nutrition page.