Looking for a healthier take on millionaire bites?
These delicious little gooey pieces of deliciousness are made from raw ingredients and I promise you that you won’t want to go back once you’ve tasted these. With a smooth cashew base and a gooey date middle, topped with a rich dark chocolate, it’s like tasting raw gold.
These little treats really are just pure delight! They have everything you want from a sweet treat.
Thanks to them being made with all natural, whole ingredients such as nuts, dates and coconut oil they are also better for you.
This recipe requires no baking, just a lot of blending and freezing
Raw Millionaire Bites
Millionaire bites made from cashew, dates and cacao
whole rolled oats
organic coconut oil
raw cacao powder
Ground the oats and cashew together until fine and then mix in 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil.
Combine well until it is paste like.
Place into the bottom of a 9x9 tin/silicone.
Press down firmly and put into the freezer to set
Blend together the dates and 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil until it is a smooth caramel like texture. Add in a couple of tbsp of honey or agave nectar and mix well.
Take the base out of the freezer and add on the date mixture. Press down with the back of a spoon and smooth over.
Place back in the freezer for about half hour
In a saucepan on the hob place the cacao powder, 6 heaped tbsp of coconut oil and 2 tbsp agave or honey.
Melt together until runny. Mix well.
Take the base back out of the freezer and top with the cacao mixture.
Add in some crushed cashew for that added crunch
Place back in the freezer
Once all set and the chocolate has hardened, take out of the freezer and cut into bite size pieces
Store them in the freezer or fridge and eat as and when. They can become quite sticky when left out and will melt quite quickly. Individually wrap them in clinfilm or tin foil
I don’t know about you, but my children are forever dipping there hands into the cereal boxes or grabbing a packet of crisp for a quick little nibble in between meal times. Even
though our fruit bowl is always full up, they still like to munch on goodies.
I made up these balls as a healthy snack for my boys to eat when they feel peckish but also to add into my bag for days out or to put into there lunch bag.
I made a batch of 16 balls and they had already gone by the next day, they are very moorish. One just isn’t enough!
These chocolate orange balls are so simple to make, there is no baking needed and are easy for the children to get involved with too. They have so many healthy benefits because of the ingredients
Cacao – Highest plant-based source of iron, full of magnesium, anti-inflamatory, a natural mood elevator and 40 times the antioxidant of blueberries
Medjool dates – The healthiest natural sweetener, one medjool contains 66 calories, high in carbohydrates, loaded with vitamins and minerals and help to decrease cholesterol.
- 5 Medjool Dates. I like to use medjools as they are very juicy
- 100g Raw Cashew Nuts
- 100g Raisins
- 1 Heaped tbsp Meridean Peanut Butter
- 1 heaped tbsp of cacao powder
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Zest of one Orange
- Juice of half an Orange
- Blend the cashew nuts to a powder and set aside in a bowl
- Blend the dates, cacao powder, raisins, peanut butter, zest and juice together. If the machine stops it’s because the mixture has become stuck under the blades and just needs setting free. If it is too dry just add a little water
- Place all together in a bowl and mix together
- Leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. This makes it easier to form into a ball
- Take about a tbsp at a time and form into a ball about the size of a walnut. Wrap each ball individually in some cling film or tin foil and leave in the fridge for when you want to eat them.
I think I may have found a recipe for the tastiest dark chocolate that has ever passed my lips. It has everything you need, dark, smooth, nutty, sweet and rich.
Chocolate doesn’t need to be a guilty pleasure with this recipe as there is no sugar added into it, yes that is correct No added sugar.
Can I tempt you in trying some?
It is so simple to make and can be adapted to your taste by adding nuts, orange zest, Himalayan salt, dried fruit or ginger. It’s up to you!
- 4 heaped tbsp Raw Organic Cacao Powder
- 4 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp agave syrup or Honey
- 1 Tsp of vanilla extract or 1 pod
- A selection of nuts, chopped
Melt the coconut oil in a pan, add in the honey and vanilla essence. Stir together.
Once melted and combined add in the cacao powder. I used heaped tbsp not levelled. You can add more in if you feel that is too runny. To check if it is of the right consistency dip in a spoon and coat it with the mixture, leave to aside to set. This shouldn’t take too long. If the chocolate hardens it is ready. If not add more cacao and honey to thicken.
When ready pour into your desired moulds and add in any extras that you may want. At this point I added in the chopped nuts. I used almonds, brazil, macadamia and peanuts.
I used a silicone mould as they are easy to pop out when set.
Place into the freezer to set. This should take about 10 minutes.
Once set they can be individually wrapped in cling film and stored in the fridge.
Wrap them up in cute little cellophane bags and give them away as gifts
Let me know if you try them 🙂
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