Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Karen’s Kosher Balls



I had a special event coming up that gave me a good excuse (like I need one!) to create something decadent and special.. And what makes it even more special is the people I made if for love healthy treats!

I made the center with quinoa flakes which is nice if you like quinoa. If you aren't a real fan of it them then I really suggest you use oats, buckwheat or almonds. This is a treat so make sure you only use the ingredients you love.

Karen's Kosher Balls
Ingredients:


Center:
½ cup active almonds/walnuts (normal is also fine)
½ cup buckies* quinoa flakes, almonds or rolled oats
½ cup dried coconut
2 tbs dark agave, honey or maple syrup
1 heaped tsp firm coconut oil
1/8 tsp vanilla powder or paste

Outside Layer:
1 ½ cup hazelnuts
1 ½ cup pitted dates
3/4 cup dried coconut
2 ½ tbs raw cacao powder
1/2 tbs mesquite - optional
1/2 tbs Lacuma - optional
½ tsp vanilla powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Coating:
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup dried coconut
1/3 cup organic dried apricots

Preparation:

Center:
Add dry ingredients to a blender and blend until you get a fine dry meal then add the remaining ingredients and blend until fudgy then roll into small balls about 2cm in diameter. Place them in the freezer to harden while you prepare the chocolate coating.

Coating:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until you get  fine dry meal then tip into an open bowl so that you can roll the balls in it.

Chocolate Hazelnut Layer:
Add all ingredients a blender and blend until smooth and fudgy. This mix is quite oily and tends to be a bit dry but it works well with the center. Turn the mix out of the blender onto a board and roll out flat to make it easier to cover the balls. Once the balls are hard you can take pieces of the flattened coating and place it into the palm of your hand then place a ball in the center and gently cover the balls with the coating patching it up so there are not holes and rolling into even balls. Roll the ball in the coating then place onto a plate ready to be cooled. Repeat with remaining balls and coating.

NOTE:

Buckies are easy to make. Soak raw buckwheat in water. Make sure to cover the buckwheat adequately. You will have to cover the buckwheat with about 10cm water over the top. If it soaks it all up then add more. You will only need to soak for about 4-5 hrs maximum. Rinse and drain then spread onto mesh sheet or teflex if the mesh holes are too big and dehydrate overnight or until dry and crunchy. Store in an airtight container. 


I think these are ground orchards of some sort, correct me if I'm wrong. I walk past them everyday on my way home from my afternoon stroll with my little Roxi dog. Just had to pick some and get a pic. It's amazing what the camera picks up that you don't see with the eye. The imperfections that nature so beautifully puts together.. 

I hope you have a go at the Kosher Balls, they keep well in the fridge or freezer all ready for when you feel the need! Enjoy! :-) 



2 comments:

  1. these seem to be some real energy balls :) yummm!!

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    1. Thank you Stephi, made with real, natural ingredients. :-)

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