Espresso Date Balls

Espresso Date Balls

SERVES: Makes 40 Balls
PREP TIME: 20 Minutes


400 g pitted dates
1,25 ml (¼ t) bicarbonate of soda
125 ml (½ c) boiling water
375 ml (1½ c) oats or 1 packet (200 g) sugar-free bran biscuits
125 ml (½ c) cacao
250 ml (1 c) desiccated coconut
80 ml (⅓ c) coconut oil, melted
45—60 ml (3—4 T) Carmién Rooibos Espresso (Natural or Chai)
Desiccated coconut for rolling



Place the dates in a glass bowl and sprinkle over the bicarbonate of soda. Pour over the boiling water and microwave for 1 minutes. Let cool.

Place dates with rest of the ingredients except the coconut needed to roll the balls in, in the bowl of the food processor and process till a smooth paste is formed.

Scoop out 12,5 ml (1 dessert spoon) of the mixture and roll in balls, then roll in coconut. Refrigerate till needed.


Hint: Add some honey if you prefer a sweeter date ball.


RECIPE BY: Carmen Niehaus
SOURCE: Carmien

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