It isn’t just living a minimalist life on a bus that has made me reluctant to part with money for things I could ‘have a go at’ rather it is a trait that I have had my whole life and a trait which many New Zealanders share. We feel that we can do anything and to be honest a lot of the time it is true! Not true just for New Zealanders of course … true that many products out there on the shelves are actually pretty quick and easy to make at home.
An example of this was the other day when we sampled some supermarket tastings. The person promoting these healthy coconut and date treats was very good at her job, I have to say, and I was all ready to take some home until I asked the price …. $9!! $9 for some balls of date and coconut??!! $9 for what looked like 10 balls maximum??!! Well, yes, I am a little tight with my money but lets face it, that $9 I was going to part with was clearly paying for the packaging and promotion of the aforementioned 2 ingredient treat more than the food itself.
So home I came and ‘gave it a go’. The results are pretty good I have to say and super easy. Themselves have all given the batches I have made over the last few weeks their seal of approval, by consuming them all, and the only pit-fall I can see is that I can’t seem to keep up with demand. 🙂 So here it is for you and I’m sure that many of you out there already have your own similar story and recipe …. so enjoy and experiment.
Date and Coconut Snackerballs
- 1 Cup dried dates
- 1 Cup boiling water
- 2 Cups desiccated Coconut
- 3 Tablespoons black chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon psyllium husks
-Soak the dates in the water for 10-15 mins and then mash into a smooth paste – of course if you have a blender this is easier 🙂
-Stir in the other ingredients and mix until fully blended
-Shape the mixture into small balls (makes around 45 with this recipe) and put into a container.
-Refrigerate and enjoy
Hope this finds you all enjoying tasty treats with your loved ones.