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Apricot & Coconut Balls November 16, 2008

Filed under: Slices & Truffles — obsidian @ 5:42 am
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250g chopped dried apricots
1 cup fruit juice
8 “weetbix/vitabrits”, crushed
1/4 cup honey
desiccated coconut to coat

1). Add apricots and juice to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Mash/puree the apricots.
2). In a bowl, combine the weetbix, honey, and the cooked apricot mixture, and mix well.
3). Form mixture into small balls, and roll in coconut. Refrigerate until set.

— now I’ve tried this and I can’t say the results were great….. I like normal apricot balls, I didn’t like these – too weetbixey…. hubby thought they were good though.


Mars Bar Balls

Filed under: Slices & Truffles — obsidian @ 4:52 am

Mum made these once when we were kids…. she never did it again (and I’ve not done it myself yet either), so I am not sure exactly how they were made. I am sure you could use a different chocolate bar if you wanted to.

1 packet of plain biscuits (crushed into fine crumbs)
3 Mars bars (or similar chocolate covered caramel type chocolate bar)
100s & 1000s (sprinkles)

1). Place the chopped up chocolate bars in a saucepan and VERY gently melt them over a low heat – don’t let them burn!
2). Add the biscuit crumbs to this, until you get a consistency you’ll be able to roll into balls.
3). take spoonfulls of this mixture and roll them into balls in the 100s & 1000s
4). Place on waxed paper and put in the fridge to set.

You could use nuts, grated chocolate, “milo”, coconut etc. instead of 100s & 1000s


Coconut Balls (Dreams)

Filed under: Slices & Truffles — obsidian @ 4:49 am
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I know these as “Dreams”, but other people might know them as Coconut truffles, or some other name.

1 packet of plain biscuits (like “Nice” or something similar)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons of cocoa

Optional – Marshmallows

1). Blend the biscuits into crumbs. Either use a food processor, or place them in a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin (tons of fun!).
2). Mix the biscuits, cocoa, milk and 1/2 the coconut together, and form this into balls (Optional, form them around a marshmallow – you might want to cut the marshmallows into 4 and make smaller ones that are more bitesize though).
3). Roll the balls in the remaining coconut, and allow to set (put in the fridge).
4). Avoid eating them all until they have set


Bliss Balls November 15, 2008

Filed under: For Kids,Slices & Truffles — obsidian @ 11:38 am
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(Makes about 30 balls)
1c puffed millet or rice
1/2c coconut
1/2c sesame seeds
1/2c sunflower seeds
1/2c honey (or rice malt)
1/2c tahini paste
1c combined linseed, sunflower seed & almond meal
1c chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, brazil, hazelnuts etc)
1c chopped dried fruit

1). Combine the dry ingredients and gradually add in the honey and tahini, mixing well.
2). Shape the mixture into balls, and coat with coconut or sesame seeds
3). To make this mixture into muesli bars, spread out in a greased tray, slice into bars and bake until browned in a moderate oven.

(Credit for this recipe to Chrissy from Natural Parenting Forum)