Who would think that the first recipe I create would be called "chocolate poo balls" ... not sure what it says about me! ; )
Whilst I may be having a bit of fun with the title, constipation is something that a lot of people deal with on a daily basis - and for children especially, it can be a scary and stressful time. Encouraging children to drink more fluids and increase their fibre intake can sometimes be tricky, and prunes on their own aren't to every childs taste, hence why I have created this recipe.
These are super easy and quick to make, don't take a lot of ingredients and can be kept in the fridge in an air tight container for 2 weeks (or save some in the freezer) for when you want to enjoy them. Yes, enjoy them - they taste good too!
Ingredients (makes 12 bliss balls)
- 7 prunes
- 3 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
1. Place all ingredients into the food processor and blitz until the mixture looks like a fine, sticky crumb
2. For Bliss Balls use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls and place in the fridge to set
To make them a little more exciting I also made some 'Chocolate Poo Discs' - I lined a mini muffin tray with cases and then pressed some of the mixture into them. Place these in the fridge to set and then top with melted dark chocolate (I like Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate) and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
Please remember that dried fruits are little concentrations of sugar - nothing beats an apple as a healthy snack for children (adding in some nut butter to dip it in makes it an ever better, well rounded snack - fats, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals!).