Recipe: Two Bite Delights


The AAAD Team had the opportunity to to sample these delicious two bite delights yesterday during our clinic shift and they couldn't be more delicious.  The sweet and salty mixture is amazing so we had to get the recipe from our colleague Renata to share with all of you.  Renata is a 4th year intern at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic specializing in Sports Medicine. 

I like recipes that are fast and easy.  So these two bite delight balls are pretty much a dream come true.  First of all, they are healthy and delicious.  Secondly, they are no-bake, with just a few ingredients.

The number of servings depends on size of balls rolled, but this recipe usually yields around 20.

What you need:

  • 1 cup of tahini
  • ½ cup of chopped almonds or walnuts
  • ½ cup of raisins
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of ground flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp of raw cacao (or cocoa powder)
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of coconut flakes
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions:


  • In a medium sized pot over low heat, warm the honey. Once warm and liquefied, take off the heat (you can warm honey in microwave for 30 seconds or until liquefied if you prefer).
  • Transfer honey to a medium sized mixing bowl and stir in the nut butter until evenly blended.
  • Add the ground flax seed, cacao powder, vanilla, and sea salt mixing until well incorporated.
  • Add in the coconut, raisins and nuts until evenly blended
  • Roll into bite sized balls
  • If your mixture is too dry, just simply squeeze the balls together instead of rolling them or you can add a bit of water.
  • Store in freezer.
Alternatives:
Be adventurous with this recipe by changing up some of the ingredients.  Listed below are a few ideas you can try!

  • Use a nut butter of your choice (peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower) instead of tahini or mix a couple different ones together 
  • Substitute a dried fruit of choice (diced apricots, diced figs, cherries) for the raisins, or combine a variety of dried fruits.
  • Swap agave or maple syrup for honey.
  • Try chopped peanuts, cashews, or pumpkin seeds instead of almonds or walnuts  
  • Use ½ a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder instead of cacao powder.

Bon app├ętit!

Renata

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are in my freezer at all times! Absolutely love them! It is a great way to fill that need for something sweet. Alyssa

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