Nick is being super healthy at the moment. This made valentines day gifting particularly difficult. Everyone gets chocolates on valentines day! With that out of the question, I started to scour pinterest and for some healthy chocolates.
I stumbled upon a recipe for these bad boys… Deliciously Ella ultimate energy bites.
They look the part and taste absolutely gorgeous too. They are so so easy to make and are even toddler friendly! They are something that Rosalie and I can make together. They do use a food processor though and she doesn’t like those, but once the mixture was made Rosalie loved rolling them up into little balls and popping them in daddy’s chocolate box.
I made a few amendments to the recipe, substituting a few ingredients that we didn’t have for items that were in the cupboard.
This mixture makes 15 – 20 balls.
– 1 cup of de-stoned dates
– ¾ cup of almonds
– ¾ cup of walnuts
– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
– 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon of protein powder
– 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
You simply start by placing the almonds, walnuts, ground flax seed and chia seeds in your food processor, and then whiz them up until a flour forms and your nuts are chopped.
You then add the remaining ingredients and whiz again until a dough forms.
You and your toddler can then start to roll your mixture into balls. Place in your container and store in the fridge.
We used an old Ferrero rocher box left over from Christmas to store our chocolates in so they would be presented nicely. I wrapped the box up with a pretty ribbon too to make them look extra special.
Jane Duckworth4th February 2016 at 8:59 AM
These look like a wonderful alternative to the usual Valentine's Day chocolates!
Sarah Cantwell4th February 2016 at 10:18 AM
Thank you Jane, and good for you too! x
Zoe Forde4th February 2016 at 9:24 AM
These look absolutely yummy! Definitely something I'd like to try to make this month 🙂 Thanks for sharing x
Sarah Cantwell4th February 2016 at 10:19 AM
If you do, send me pics. I'd love to hear what you think of them xx
Joanna Victoria -x4th February 2016 at 10:07 AM
These look yummy like that they are healthy as I eat far to much chocolate normally.
Sarah Cantwell4th February 2016 at 10:20 AM
He he! They are very tasty and actually quite filling. You only needs few to keep you going xx
Janine Dolan5th February 2016 at 10:54 AM
Oh I don't know if I like them now. I'm too fixed on sugar lol
Sarah Cantwell5th February 2016 at 12:02 PM
Ha! Give them a try you'll be pleasantly surprised and they are guilt free! Xx
Laura Pilkington5th February 2016 at 10:43 PM
What a fab idea. These are something I've been wanting to make for awhile and actually have all the ingredients in the house to be able to make them. Winner!
Sarah Cantwell5th February 2016 at 10:45 PM
I love it when that happens xx
Ickle Pickle6th February 2016 at 10:03 PM
What a great idea, they look delicious and the way you have presented them is gorgeous. Kaz x