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Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« on: November 16, 2011, 12:37:09 am »
Name of Recipe: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls

Ingredients:
75g Linseeds
40g Sunflower Kernels
40g Sesame Seeds
2 Tblspns Cocoa Powder
2 Tblspns Desiccated Coconut
2 Tblspns Chia Seeds
3 Tblspns Honey or Rice Malt
pinch of salt


Preparation:
1. Place linseeds, sunflower kernels and sesame seeds in TM bowl - 5 secs Speed 9.
2. Keep aside 1 Tblspn of coconut and 1 Tblspn of chia seeds.
3. Put all other ingredients into the bowl and mix for approx 30 secs on speed 3.
4. Form into balls and roll them in the reserved coconut and chia seeds to coat.
5. Refrigerate before serving.

This recipe is my conversion from one which was printed in a Go Vita Health News Magazine.  I reckon it's a pretty guilt free chocolate snack!

members' comments

Denzelmum - Just made this, dry and crumbly.  I added 5g oil, but still too dry.  Decided to put it on the tray and press it with spoon, just like chocolate alternative from Vegetarian cooking book.  Resting in the fridge now.
Mine still dry and crumbly, using it up to sprinkle on cereal and smoothie.  This is pretty similar to home made MILO, I mixed this with frozen banana, ice cube, soy milk - really yummy smoothie.

matmob - I found the mixture quite dry too but when pressed into balls tightly in my hands they stayed together well.

KerrynN - I made these direct from the magazine too. They were really yummy, even though I used pepitas instead of sunflower kernels and shredded coconut instead of desiccated. My favourite thing about them though was the popping of the chia seeds as I ate them.

JuliaC83 - Made a double batch today (made 34 balls). I love them but my kids aren't keen - I think the sesame taste isn't for them. Means more for me.
















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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 01:00:29 am »
They would be so healthy. But then if you're like me you would eat too many. They'd be nice to snack on when you're travelling. Give you an energy boost.
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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 01:03:57 am »
These look like a snack ball that is available at our favourite food supply store   http://www.thenaturalfoodstore.com.au/.
They are super yummmm.
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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 03:09:41 am »
hmm... yuim, thanks for sharing, will try this soon.
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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 09:53:43 am »
Just made this, dry and crumbly.  I add 5g oil, but still too dry.  Decided to put it on the tray and press it with spoon, just like chocolate alternative from Vegetarian cooking book.  Resting in the fridge now.
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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 10:14:15 am »
I found the mixture quite dry too, but when pressed into balls tightly in my hands they stayed together well.

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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 11:00:20 pm »
Mine still dry and crumbly, using it up to sprinkle on cereal and smoothie.  This is pretty similar to home made MILO, I mixed this with frozen banana, ice cube, soy milk - really yummy smoothie.
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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 11:10:14 pm »
What a yummy idea - do you have a recipe for home-made milo?

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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 11:44:21 pm »
Here's Cathy's milo recipe matmob
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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 12:02:41 am »
Thanks judydawn.  Another one to add to my 'to try' folder. (which is getting rather big I must add!)

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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 10:44:10 am »
I made these direct from the magazine too. They were really yummy, even though I used pepitas instead of sunflower kernels and shredded coconut instead of desicated. My favourite thing about them though was the popping of the chia seeds as I ate them.
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Re: Cocoa, Chia and Coconut Balls
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013, 10:57:15 am »
Made a double batch today (made 34 balls)  :)
I love them but my kids aren't keen - I think the sesame taste isn't for them. Means more for me ;)
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