Some people might call these bliss or energy balls - we call them can't-stop-at-one delicious. These little bites of goodness, with a good whack of salt cutting through the sweetness, make the perfect lunchbox snack or after-dinner treat. We've rolled ours in extra coconut, but they could also be dusted in raw cacao to make them look like truffles.
- 125 ml maple syrup (½ cup)
- 40 gm coconut oil
- 250 gm almonds
- 100 gm moist coconut flakes or shredded coconut, plus extra for rolling
- 130 gm pitted dates, coarsely chopped
- 20 gm roasted sesame seeds
- 20 gm cacao nibs
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- Finely grated rind and juice of ½ orange
- 1Simmer maple syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat until caramelised (3-4 minutes).
Remove from heat and stir in coconut oil.
- 2Process almonds and coconut in a food processor until finely chopped but not so much
that they lose their texture. Add dates and process to combine. Transfer to a bowl, add sesame seeds,
cacao nibs, vanilla, orange rind and juice, maple mixture and 1½ tsp sea salt flakes, and mix with
your hands to combine well. Roll into walnut-sized balls, then roll in extra coconut. They’ll keep in the
fridge in an airtight container for up to a month.