By Nick Pendergrast
This blog has gone from politics to pop culture to now vegan food blog. These are a nice snack/dessert that I’ve put together from just copying and gradually modifying/adding to the ingredients of a store-bought raw treat I liked. I enjoy raw desserts but they’re often ridiculously expensive to buy – much cheaper to make! Unlike most online recipes, I won’t give my life story before giving the recipe – all I’ll say is that I like these and they’re quick and easy to make.
- Shredded Coconut
- Peanut Butter (my fave is Mayver’s smooth peanut butter – since I tried that I’ve gone to the “dark side” of smooth peanut butter!)
- Coconut oil
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla essence
I usually follow recipes very exactly but this is one of the few things I make without measuring any of the ingredients. But the ingredients above are listed in approximate order of the most at the top, down to the least at the bottom ie most almonds, least salt.
Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined. Taste and make any adjustments if necessary eg if not sweet enough, add more maple syrup. If too cacoa-y add some more shredded coconut and if still too cacoa-y after that, add some more almonds/cashews. If the mix is too dry, add some more coconut oil etc.
Once you’re happy with the mix, roll into balls and store in the fridge or freezer. I think they’re nicer straight out of the fridge than the freezer, so I put half the batch in the fridge and the other half in the freezer. Then, once those in the fridge are all eaten and I’m ready to eat some more, I transfer the second half from the freezer to the fridge.