Warning – these are not in fact vegan, as they contain honey. You could swap the honey for maple syrup if you wanted. Though we can’t attest to the affect that might have on consistency or flavour – but maple syrup is yummy so it should be lovely.
These are truly moreish. Eat one…and you’ll want more, more, more…oh dear you’ve split in half.
You will need:
- 250g pack of almonds
- honey (or not)
- cashew butter or peanut butter
- dessicated coconut
The way of making the balls:
- Roast the almonds, probably for about 15 minutes or so, at a moderate temperature.
- Allow to cool slightly, and grind to a medium grind with a food processor. Get a dessertspoon and get as much honey as you can get on it and add to the almonds. Repeat.
- Using the same spoon (or a clean one if you’re really fussy), take your nut butter and do exactly the same as you did with the honey, including the repeat.
- So now you have ground almonds with 2 big spoons of honey and 2 big spoons of nut butter.
- The mixture needs to be combined and will be quite sticky, so you need adequately strong wrists. Remember to roll up your sleaves before you start or you’ll need to call out to a friend to help you do so afterwards.
- Roast some of the dessicated coconut for rolling. This will burn very quickly once it starts to roast so you need to watch it. The dessicated coconut should be fairly finely ground. If it is a coarse grind then make it just a bit finer with a bit of a go in the food processor. Keep the coconut handy in a bowl.
- Form the almond mixture into balls about an inch or so in diameter, but you can make them whatever size you like really. Roll each ball in the roasted coconut.
- Store any that may be left in the fridge……if they last that long.