eating raw chocolate balls while it’s raining outside

so no story, but just a recipe. I like to bake/cook discover new food, when it’s raining outside and this I made before but I didn’t post on my blog yet. But really this is delicious and raw! So make sure you buy raw cacao, you don’t know the difference? Raw cacao isn’t burned before it’s grind into powder, normal cacao is! And they say it’s really a superfood. Rich of antioxidants….
So here is the recipe based on the recipe from Jennifer Cornbleet….(raw for dessert)

ingredients for  about 18 chocolate balls
1/3 cup of coconut oil
8 unpitted dates, she said 4 medjool dates, but I didn’t have
1 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup of date syrup
1/4 cup of grated coconut
3 teaspoons of orange zest (organic)

a bowl
a saucepan
a spatula
a food processor
some spoons

So it will take approx 2 1/2 hour to make this delicious raw balls
Lets start immediately, put the saucepan on fire and fill with water, bring the water to a boil, put off the heat and get the bowl (with coconut oil inside ) and put the bowl in the water together with the unpitted dates. Let stand and soak for 20 minutes.
Get the food processor put in the date syrup, the date with coconut oil, orange zest and 3/4 cup of raw cacao-powder. Mix very well, put the mixture with a spatula in a bowl and set aside for 1 hour in the fridge!
now get the mixture out of the refrigerator and make little balls from the mixture with a spoon. Do it quickly because if you have the balls to long in your hands it will heat up and your hands get full of chocolate (nice to have a taste of it before it’s ready ;))
If you made the balls you can roll them in the rest of the cacao powder or in the grated coconut (the coconut is really my favourite, she said you can try also curry powder instead of cacao or grated coconut, or put some cayenne and a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in the mixture)
Now they are ready put them on a nice plate again in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour….then they are ready for consumption nice with tea or just after a good diner! (you can keep them for 1 week in the fridge)
Enjoy and do not eat too much because they are filling and otherwise you get sickly, at least I do 🙂

Bon appetite