Christmas Bonbons with Dates & Walnuts

Christmas Bonbons with Dates & Walnuts
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Gluten Free, Vegetarian
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated

With no added sugar, these Christmassy treats are easy to make and an absolute show stealer. Choose from bitter, dark chocolate or creamy white - with a couple of spoonfuls of maca powder, sneaked in for extra health benefits!


Ingredients
Equipment
  • Food Processor
  • Bain Marie - to melt the chocolate
  • Sheet of Baking Paper
Method

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  1. Whizz the dates in a food processor until they form a thick paste, sort of like a dough. 
  2. Add the ground walnuts and the maca powder by kneading them into your date-paste. 
  3. When ready, start forming little balls with your fingers. 
  4. Take a bit of a mixture and squash it between your fingers to get a little square. 
  5. Put a glacé cherry in the middle of it and fold the sides. 
  6. Make it smooth and even by rolling it around between your palms - you should be getting 20-22 little balls.
  7. Melt the chocolates in a heat proof dish above hot water (not boiling water though, keep the heat very low). 
  8. Place your bonbons into the melted chocolate and cover them well, I found that a simple fork works the best for this. 
  9. Place them on a dry, smooth surface like a sheet of baking paper. 
  10. Sprinkle your choice of decoration on the top of them. They taste better if you put them in the fridge for a few hours before consuming. 
  11. The whole process should take you only an hour - Enjoy!
5 December 2016 - 3:04pm