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Monday, 12 January 2015
Choc cherry balls
These delicious balls are so easy to throw together and the pink coconut makes the kids think that they are eating something totally unhealthy and naughty. In actual fact, they aren't too bad at all which makes them perfect for an after dinner dessert or lunch box item. We love them and they are a regular at our place.
You can replace the glace cherries with dried cherries, dried cranberries or other fruit that you prefer.
Choc Cherry balls
Makes 18 balls
1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut (135g)
1 cup pitted dates (140g)
3/4 cup glace cherries (or dried cherries)
1 1/2 Tbspn cocoa
extra 1/2 cup coconut to roll with a few drops of pink colouring
Add coconut, dates, cherries and cocoa into a food processor. Process until the ingredients blend together and form a sticky dough.
In a small bowl, add the extra 1/2 cup coconut and a few drops of pink colouring.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls (approx tablespoon size) and roll in the coconut to coat.
Place in an airtight container lined with baking paper and refrigerate until hard - this may take a few hours.