Chocolate + Coconut Thermomix Protein Balls

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A healthy Thermomix protein ball, great for after school snacks

These chocolate and coconut Thermomix protein balls are just outrageously delicious. They are easy to make and very healthy. Win, and win again.

The secret ingrediant is coconut butter and I’ve got Sarah Wilson to thank for it.

In her ebook “I Quit Sugar Cookbook’ she has the recipe for coconut butter, which is basically dried, shredded coconut milled in a blender until it is totally soft and spreadable.

I made it in the Thermomix, it doesn’t take long. A less powerful blender might take longer. All you do is blend up the coconut, I have used flakes and also desiccated coconut, scraping down the sides regularly.

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I make a batch of coconut butter and keep it in the fridge.

 Sarah writes: ‘This is the cheapest, easiest, most nutritious and damn tastiest thing in this book.’

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Here are more of the ingredients you need for these Thermomix protein balls
And here they are, ready for decoration
 
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Thermomix chocolate protein balls, drizzled with dark chocolate to make them more appealing to the kids

Here’s the recipe for these protein balls.

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Thermomix Protein Balls: Chocolate + Coconut

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100g dates
  • 50g dried apricots
  • 100g coconut butter
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 40g walnuts
  • 30g cocoa powder

Instructions

    1. Put dates and apricots in a bowl and cover them with warm water for 10 minutes.
    2. Drain off the water.
    3. Put all the ingredients into the Thermomix and blend until very smooth.
    4. Wet your hands and roll into little balls. Put them into fridge or freezer for 30 mins.
    5. Drizzle with dark chocolate or decorate in your favourite way.
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Yum!! Delicious, and beautiful to look at… and good for you!!

I made these for the children initially. They made a bit of a special after school snack.

But I’ve also given them to teachers, taken them to dinners and scoffed them myself as sheer comfort food.

For a less healthy treat that my kids love to make themselves try this Simple Chocolate and Condensed Milk Truffle.That’s the recipe I learned at primary school just a few decades ago

 

Now, if you do not have your own Thermomix then another powerful blender will probably work just as well. Give it a bash!

Find all of the family-friendly recipes I have made for my own kids here: Family Food Recipes

Find all my favourite Thermomix recipes here.

Good enough to eat!

Do you have a favourite make-at-home chocolate?

Happy drizzling.

 

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17 Comments

  1. says: Kirsty

    Mmmm. Those look good. I make date balls that have the same ingredients – but I don’t butter the coconut. I’ll have to try the butter version!

    1. says: Seana Smith

      They’re very slurpalicious. I always eat a lot fast and then feel full – could make a whole meal of them.

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Yes, they’re great. I usually use dried dates but today I mixed up a different nut ball combo in the Thermie using soft Medjool dates which tasted marvellous. Must try to use them more. But the dried ones are handy though, always have some in a tupperware in the cupboard.

  2. OMG that looks divine ! I had wondered what Coconut butter is as I’ve seen it on several ‘raw’ sites… who knew it was something so simple.
    I wish I was one of your school teachers, or a soccer coach or the mailman… pretty man anyone who would quality for a plate of these when you are handing them out
    xx

    1. says: Seana Smith

      They are too good… I made some peanut butter, protein, coconut, almond, date thinggy balls today and they are great too. So nutritious but I tend to scoff them up too fast. Must be zinging with vitamins though.

  3. says: Grace

    Oh, Seana! You’ve done it again!!! I’m looking at this recipe and just drooling over the photos! Off to bookmark!
    I need to make me some coconut butter!!

  4. says: Lisa

    Seana, these look so delicious, I’m more and more tempted to buy a Thermomix. I love your condensed milk recipe too!
    I’m afraid I couldn’t stop at one though 🙂
    x

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Oh dear, with the healthy nutty things I’ve been making recently, I am not stopping at all. Even with the healthiest variety, not a good plan to overeat ’em… but rather desperate times here (solo parenting for three weeks of school hols – eek) and a bit of comfort eating isn’t the end of the world.

      I’m SURE other powerful blenders would work as well as the Thermie. I do use mine all the time, determined to gets moneys’ worth… they are so expensive.

  5. says: Hotly Spiced

    I can imagine these being a great hostess gift. They certainly look very impressive. I’ll have to work out how to make the coconut butter. I’ve heard of that cookbook and it sounds like one I need on my shelves xx

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