Last Autumn, Ella (DeliciouslyElla) ran a competition. She had six hampers to award and would choose the winners from photographs posted of her recipes prepared by the contestants.
I had made Ella’s Raw Coconut and Cacao Bites for my grand-daughter’s birthday party and my daughter-in-law (Juicy Health) had persuaded me to enter the competition. To my amazement, I was one of the winners and received a superb hamper of goodies.
These Bites are a firm favourite with all of our family and they are simple to make. They ‘firm up’ in the fridge and will keep for quite a few days if you can leave them that long.
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup almonds
1 cup medjool dates
4 tablespoons cashew butter
2 tablespoons raw cacao
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Place the almonds and desiccated coconut in a food processor and blend until a flour forms.
Add cashew butter, coconut oil and raw cacao and blend for a few seconds before slowly adding the dates.
Continue to blend until everything has combined to form a sticky mixture.
Roll the mixture into small balls and leave plain, decorate with a nut, or roll in either toasted desiccated coconut or chopped mixed nuts.
Store in the fridge.
These Bites are a little bit like a healthy bounty bar; they are also a super energy booster – perfect for bringing you out of that afternoon slump.