Looking for a quick easy non bake snack to prepare that is so easy your children can help you make them like mine did?
A little something with the colour of Christmas to enjoy without the guilt?
This snack is not only perfect for adults but also children and vegans as well. These are also low in sugar as the only sugar is the naturally occurring ones found in the raspberries. And the amount split amongst 12 balls is minimal. These raspberry ripe balls are high in protein due to the Almond and Linseed meal used in the recipe.
Raspberries have been used to add the moisture, flavour and health benefits of the amazing fruit itself. “Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related decline. They are high in ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.” (Berry Health Benefits Network, Commission, Food science & Technology). They have also been known to help with diabetes management, digestion, detox and help prevent a number of various cancers and diseases.
But I also love them for their sweet flavour! If you thought you couldn’t mix savoury with sweet, think again! These are like a savory snack with a sweet taste.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup Linseed meal
- 1/2 cup Almond meal
- 3 tbl cocao
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (plus extra to roll balls in)
- Optional: 1 tbl organic stevia sweetener
Heat frozen raspberries for 1 min on high in the microwave.
Add Linseed meal and almond meal to a large bowl.
Once the raspberries are thawed and soft, fork mash until you can get them as smooth as possible.
Add the raspberries to the dry mix in the bowl and combine well.
Add the cocao, coconut and sweetener if using and mix well until the mixture becomes an even red colour throughout.
Mixture makes 12 balls. Divide mixture into 12 spoons. Roll each ball in the palm of your hand then roll through coconut.
Sit in fridge for 10 mins before eating to allow the balls to set.
Keep stored in the refrigerator.
I eat 2 balls as a snack alongside my afternoon skinny latte.
These are a great little snack I will also serve on Christmas day. I like to know there’s something healthy to pick at if I need to indulge hehe. They look nice served with mint leaf lollies on a plate, just for those guests who really like to favour their sweet tooth on that 1 special day of the year!