Following on from our simple raw food energy bars, we went for another raw food recipe this weekend. We are going to see some friends for fika (a Swedish concept that covers anything from coffee to cakes, sandwiches, and small snacks) this evening and one of the friends is not eating sugar. We wanted to make some traditional Swedish Lucia buns (saffron buns), which contain a lot of sugar, so we figured we needed something else and something no one could resist!
These raw food snack balls have so much flavour and are so simple to make. You can replace things for other things you like, such as the almond flour for actual almonds or even coconut or hazelnut flour, and you can substitute the peanut butter for any other nut butter (we don’t think nutella counts 😛 ).
Ingredients Serves 16 balls
Cooking time: 10 mins
- 250 ml almond flour
- 12 pitted dates
- 2 tbs cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 3 tbs peanut butter (use the most natural one you can find)
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tbs syrup (we used rice syrup, but agave or maple syrup work great as well, or you can use more honey instead)
- Optional: 1 tbs cacao powder, 1 tbs desiccated coconut, or 1 tbs sesame seeds for decoration (or a smaller amount of all three)
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mix well. (You don’t want any large chunks.)
- Divide the mix into four parts and then divide each of the four parts into four pieces (so you have 16 in total).
- Squish a piece firmly in your hands and then roll into a ball. Repeat for all pieces.
- Optionally, roll the balls in cacao powder, desiccated coconut, or sesame seeds.
Note: If you will not eat the balls straight away, they are best stored in the fridge.