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Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:01:28 pm »
These bliss balls or squares are a great snack with a coffee flavour, perfect for morning or arvo tea! The cacao nibs give these a wonderful crunchy texture.

Makes: Approx 25

Ingredients

    60g Medjool dates (approx 4)
    150g raw cashews
    80g walnuts
    2 tsp coffee powder
    20g cacao nibs
    1 tbsp water

Method

    Add dates, nuts and coffee  to Thermomix: 5 sec, speed 8
    Add water and cacao nibs: 5 sec, speed 4
    Roll into balls or press into a small lined tray (silicone loaf pan is ideal, no need to line)
    Refrigerate until firm then slice into squares if using tray

- Photos available at: http://www.sliceofhealth.com.au/thermomix-recipes/thermomix-espresso-bites
« Last Edit: April 03, 2016, 12:37:55 am by Slice of Health »
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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 01:39:01 pm »
This recipe looks lovely Eva. I just have one query. A tablespoon of water is 20 ml, which would weigh 20g. Would you mind clarifying it for me please?
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 03:55:37 pm »
This recipe looks delicious Eva.I adore coffee flavoured foods ;)
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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 12:37:16 am »
Thanks Cookie and Denise

Hi Cookie, go with the tablespoon measure, my scales showed 10g when I added it. I'll adjust the recipe actually, thanks

I've found that the times I've used the scales for such a small measure it can easily be too sticky  :(
« Last Edit: April 03, 2016, 12:39:14 am by Slice of Health »
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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 10:32:37 am »
Thanks for that.
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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 12:03:34 am »
Sounds so yummy, will need to try this.

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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 09:31:03 am »
Thanks for a lovely recipe. I made these today and they are delightful. I lovely anything coffee flavoured so I was drawn to this recipe. I used 1 tablespoon of water and 5 medjool dates as mine were a bit in the small side.
I pressed it into a square, lined tin that measures 18cm across the base. Not overly thick but quite rich & very moorish.

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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 07:56:49 am »
That's great Katj, yes I find I only need a couple. I'm the only one who eats these (as DH has separate chocky ones) so a batch will often last me a couple of weeks.
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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 09:26:44 pm »
I didn't have cacao nibs so used chocolate drops = delicious!  Thanks for this lovely recipe.
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Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 02:05:45 am »
Sounds lovely CUILIDH! Glad they worked out and you liked them.  :D
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