Gluten & Sugar Free Vegan Good Times in a Ball – Monday Made

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This is sort of like a rum ball. But without the rum. You could put some rum in it. I’m sure it would taste great.chickpeas

I actually think you could lots of different things to this recipe to make awesome new tastes. Like using peanuts and a pinch of salt instead of almonds. Or add an orange rind. Or some peppermint oil. Cinnamon and ginger. The possibilities are endless.

I have just made a basic recipe here for chocolatey yummy protein packed vegan treats. If you used raw cocoa powder, they could even be RAW food.

Some trivia: One can of chick peas drained weighs 245g.

What you need:

  • 120g Chickpeas (half a can, drained and rinsed)
  • 100g dates, about a cup (doesn’t have to be medjool)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice malt syrup (non vegans can use honey)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 100g natural almonds (could also experiment with oats if gluten wasn’t an issue)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 70g shredded coconut, about 1 cup
  • extra coconut or cocoa for covering the outside.

What to do:

  1. Blend the dates, chickpeas, rice malt syrup and vanilla in a blender until fairly smooth.
  2. Add the almonds and cocoa. Blend until almonds are finely chopped.
  3. Add the coconut. Don’t blend it so much that the coconut gets completely obliterated.
  4. Using wet hands, roll the mixture into balls and then roll in coconut or cocoa. Mine made approximately 20 balls.

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