Nut-Free Coco Choc Date Lamington Balls

Nut free choc coconut Lamington balls
Today I’m continuing my series of easy allergy friendly treat recipes that your kids will love.

When I think of Coconut and Chocolate I automatically think, Lamingtons! So I’ve named these Coco Choc Date treats, Lamington Balls, because who doesn’t like a Lamington! If you are in the camp of ‘Lamingtons must have a raspberry jam filling’, go with the optional freeze dried raspberry center.

These freeze really well so you can make a big batch, pop one or two into a lunch box and they’ll defrost by morning tea time. The kids will think they are a treat, so don’t tell them they are healthy.
If you need some allergy friendly party snacks, pop them on a stick to make them look extra fancy.

Choc date lamington balls

Choc Coco Date, Nut-Free Lamington Balls

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These delicious choc coconut date balls are a healthy treat. Perfect to add to a lunchbox or just for a sweet treat to get you through the day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (280g) Medjool Dates pitted (these are more moist than regular dried dates)
  • 1/2 cup (45g) moist coconut flakes (or dessicated coconut) - plus extra for coating
  • 2 tbsp (heaped) Cocoa Powder
  • 18 freeze dried raspberries (optional)

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop dates
  2. In a food processor combine Dates, cocoa powder and 1/2 cup coconut, and process until a smooth paste has formed.
  3. Roll into 18 walnut sized balls.
  4. If adding raspberries, make a little hole in the centre of ball and add raspberry then push paste back over hole.
  5. Roll in extra coconut.
  6. Refrigerate till firm.

Notes

All My Poppet recipes use Australian standard 250ml cup measurements unless otherwise specified.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 122Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 14gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is an estimate only and may vary depending on ingredients used.

 

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