Clean Bounty balls – Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, vegan and clean.
I’ve decided to give you a break from cashew inspired recipes for now (“THANK GOD!” I hear you say). As we are nearing the start of Summer I want to share a recipe that is all about Summer and has survived the taste testing rounds with a number of work colleagues and even featured in the monthly work newsletter a few months back. I give to you – Clean Bounty balls! It’s the taste of Summer in every bite without all the unclean crap of the original bars.
I did try making actual bars at one stage but it was too messy and time consuming. I think these balls are quicker and easier. Make sure you stir the chocolate mixture at intervals as the sweetener has a habit of separating from the other ingredients. You want to make sure there is sweetness in every ball. Freezing the balls beforehand will ensure the chocolate coating hardens fast, especially as you will need to re dip them. Store balls in the fridge or freezer otherwise the chocolate coating will melt.
Ingredients I used
Why this is so good for you
Raw cacao powder protects against aging and cancer, improves digestion, give energy, improves mood, lowers blood pressure and increases circulation.
Coconut/milk/coconut oil helps boost metabolism and aids in weight loss, helps boost endurance, detoxes the body, protects the heart, prevents and heals candida, helps improve the digestive system and prevents irritable bowl syndrome, strengthens the immune system, kills the viruses that causes influenza, hepatitis and measles, helps stop tooth decay, helps prevent liver disease, helps dissolve kidney stones, prevents and treats diabetes, kills the bacteria that causes throat infections; and heals damaged tissues and infections.
Rice malt syrup is easy to digest, is not addictive like regular sugar, has less strain on the liver due to being fructose free and is a better alternative when considering your weight then fructose filled sweeteners.
Himalayan salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Love, Tash x
* When dipping the balls, you will need to stir the chocolate mixture at intervals so the sweetener doesn't separate from the remaining ingredients.
* If using sweetener other than rice malt syrup, use less to start off with and adjust as you go as rice malt syrup is less sweet than others.
* Store balls in fridge or freezer otherwise the chocolate coating will melt.
- 2 cups organic desiccated coconut (plus extra to sprinkle onto balls at the end)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 5 - 6 tablespoons rice malt syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of fine pink Himalayan salt
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 2 - 3 tablespoons rice malt syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- Pinch of fine pink Himalayan salt
- Combine coconut ingredients in a bowl till fully incorporated.
- Measure out heaped teaspoons and compress in your hands before rolling and shaping into balls. Set in freezer.
- Gently combine chocolate ingredients in a saucepan over lowest heat.
- Remove and allow to cool till slightly thickened.
- Place balls into mixture coating thoroughly. Remove with a fork allowing excess chocolate to drip away.
- Place on plate lined with baking paper (this stops the chocolate from getting stuck as it hardens).
- Coat balls a second time and sprinkle with extra dessicated coconut. Chill.