Who would have thought chickpeas & chocolate would be so good together?!
I love experimenting with new flavours and creating bliss balls is one of the quickest (and tastiest) ways of exploring combinations. Previously I made raw cookie dough bites with chickpeas and almond butter, and they were awesome, so I knew I was on to a good thing throwing raw cacao into the mix!
Super easy to make, and ideal before or after a workout for an instant mini protein hit. Here’s how I made them:
- 400g tin of cooked chickpeas, drained
- 100g of cashews
- 2 tbsp of raw cacao
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey
- pinch of sea salt
Begin by draining the chickpeas and rinsing under cold water, then pat dry to remove any excess water as this can make the mix too wet. Next add the cashews to a food processor and blitz until a fine crumb, then add all of the other ingredients and process until a sticky dough form. You might need to scrape down the sides to help the dough stick together.
Next take out spoonfuls of the mix and shape into balls, pop into the fridge to firm up and then snack away!
They can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Makes about 16.