These taste more like intense, rich, dark truffles than anything ‘healthy’. They make a perfect afternoon
pick-me-up or after-dinner party treat, especially when served with an espresso martini...
They're a cinch to make, and decoration is optional – you could always leave out the chocolate and simply use cacao powder or a few cacao nibs, if you prefer. And you can, of course, use decaf coffee if you like.
For the balls
10 medjool dates
1 heaped cup nuts, such as pecan, almond, hazelnut, walnut, or a mixture
2 tbsp flax seeds
2 tbsp raw cacao – I used black, but regular is fine
2 tbsp cacao nibs
2 tbsp fine ground instant coffee, or strong espresso
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
1 tsp coffee extract (optional)
Good pinch sea salt
50g dark chocolate
Sprinkling cacao nibs
Sprinkling cacao powder
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