Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brazil Nut Balls

My boys love these and I have to admit so do i. They are a great snack, easy to make, adaptable to what you have in the cupboard and are perfect to take on a day out. They travel well and are easy to eat without to much mess. Usually the consumption of one is followed by a request for another. Would love to hear of any other flavour combinations to try?

Brazil Nut Balls

Makes approx 6 - 8 balls

1/2 cup brazil nuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (soaked for an hour or two)
4 Medjool dates
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup sultanas
3 tbspns carob powder
1 tbspn cacao nibs
zest of one orange
juice of 1/2 small orange

Place all the ingredients except the orange juice into a food processor or vitamix.
Process until the mixture resembles big breadcrumbs
Whilst processing gradually add the orange juice until the mixture comes together and firms up.
(it should be firm and sticky)
Using a tablespoon take a heaped portion of the mixture and roll into a ball
Repeat with the remaining mixture
Place in the fridge to firm up (if you can wait that long)

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  1. WOW! Something that looks so good and is so healthy too! Bookmarked!

  2. I love these sorts of treats that are packed with healthy energy! Love the addition of orange in these, I'll have to give these a go :-)

  3. Love the look of these! Will have to make these next time instead of my usual vegan power balls :)

  4. They look great! And such a healthy snack for when you feel like something sweet. :D

  5. When I saw the photo first I thought they were truffles! Nice to know that they are healthy and look so great :)

  6. YUM! mine contain pecans and maple, ground coffee too but not sure if that's so great for your boys haha!
    Heidi xo

  7. What a great healthy snack!

  8. Hi Sherilyn, just wanted to say that I made this yesterday and it's just divine - like a nutty orange-chocolate truffle! I didn't have brazil nuts so I used the same quantity of walnuts and I used cacao powder instead of carob. Definitely a keeper, so thanks so much for sharing this recipe :)

  9. Anonymous3/1/12

    Sherilyn - I finally made these today and they were delicious! the kids loved them, and i was happy they were having 'something special' that was healthy. I omitted cacao nibs and i rolled into about 20 smaller balls - perfect size for the kids.


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