Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bite Size Foot Balls





This recipe was adapted from Averie Cooks, although because I changed many ingredients I call it foot balls (or soccer in US). 


Ingredients:
1 cup cashews (raw)
1 cup almond flour
2/3 cup shredded coconut or coconut flakes
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp coconut oil (for binding)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lemon (zest and juice)
1/4 chocolate chips


In a food processor grind cashews, add coconut and almond flour and pulse. 
Add all the remaining ingredients, pulse to mix. 
Transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl, add chocolate chips, mix and form a small balls. Decorate each ball with more chocolate chips to resemble a foot ball (soccer in US). 
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours and enjoy.




If  you have patience, leave it overnight in the refrigerator to develop the flavor: lemon and coconut will blend into fantastic not too sweet taste tickle. 


See you,
Marina

38 comments:

  1. Hehe you are a woman after my own heart. I love the note "if you have patience" because I never do! :)

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    1. Lol, Lorraine! :) I made some extra and asked my men to leave one plate until the morning as I like to take photos with natural light... And they did! :)

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  2. This looks really good! I would enjoy some of these!

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  3. Great with a cup of tea. The cookies and photo looks amazing, professional like. The kiddies will not have the patience for me to leave it over night. They'll be asking me to bake it all day! : )

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    1. Vanessa, good thing about it you don't need to bake them. Just mix and form and you can enjoy them as you make them...:)

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  4. I love these, we make such sweet balls during festivals.

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    1. Balvinder, it would be interesting to learn more about those festivals and the food...:)

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  5. Mm, super yummy - and I love your photos! ^^

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    1. Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it...:)

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  6. These look great. I like the lemon and coconut together.

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    1. I realized that I like lemon and coconut together after I made those balls...:)

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  7. Mmmm...I have a feeling that these would be extremely addicting! Love all of the ingredients in them.

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  8. These look great and glad you've been enjoying them! Thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration, Averie! :)

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  9. hmm..goodies! haealthy and tasty!

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    1. Thanks you! I am glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  10. Theu look lovely these little bites!! Great presentation.

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  11. No cooking, timely for the kind of hot weather we are experiencing.

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    1. I am looking for more recipes not to cook as we are baking here too ...:)

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  12. I looked at the name and the photos and thought this ain't no gridiron footy :) They sound delicious!

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    1. Lol, They were delicious indeed, I am thinking I should make some more...:)

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  13. Ooh, these remind me of chocolate truffles, except not chocolate and not even terribly unhealthy like truffles. I love the sound of them - I best the lemon/coconut combination is fantastic.

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    1. Hi Charles, I know, chocolate truffles taste so good, but it's too heavy for me in the summer. This no-bake balls are great for hot summer days: first, you don't have to bake it, activity, that I desperately try to avoid this time of the year; and second, it's mostly nuts (cashews, almonds, coconut), hence healthier alternative to mmm... truffles... :) Thanks for coming, Charles! :)

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  14. Coconut and lemon are two of my favorite flavors. These look great, and I love the look - the idea to make them little soccer balls is wonderful. I'm going to point this out to Mrs K R - she's the real baker in our household. Thanks for this.

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    1. Thank you John! When you point it out to Mrs KR, mention also it doesn't need to be backed (summer bonus) :) And amount of sweetener can be adjusted too as this aren't too sweet recipe - I can't stand very sweet deserts, let me re-phrase it: I am not a big sweet eater at all..:) Stay cool! :)

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  15. I am starting a diet today-)) So no more sweets for me, but looks soooo inviting-)))

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    1. This have just a little bit of agave nectar, so it's not too sweet... :)

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  16. yum yum:-) I wish i had some of those foot balls on the plate on my desk :-)

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    1. They are not too sweet, you know that right? :)

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