(aka Chocolate Balls)
Makes 15–20 balls. Prep time — 15 minutes. Cooking time — nill.
Load of time to enjoy. GENIUS!
This is one of the easiest and tastiest sweet-treat recipes we know. They are incredibly easy to make and involve zero baking. They are rather moreish we must admit, particularly during or post ride.
You can also experiment and add different ingredients such as goji berries, crushed almonds or even chia seeds as you wish.
100 g (½ cup) Caster (superfine) sugar
100 g (3½ oz) Unsalted butter (1 tbsp short of half a cup)
1tsp Vanilla extract
3 tbsp Strong coffee, hot
3 tbsp Cocoa powder
Pinch of flaked sea salt
125 g (1½ cups) Rolled oats
50 g (1¾ oz) Desiccated coconut
1. Mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla until fully combined.
2. In a small bowl combine the coffee and cocoa powder and mix to form a thick paste. Allow to cool slightly, then pour into the butter mixture and mix together until fully combined. Add the salt and oats and mix together until fully combined.
3. Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll between your hands to form a small ball. Roll in the coconut and set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture. Refrigerate until firm. Best served slightly chilled although perfectly good at room temperature too.