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I like to make a double batch of these and store them in the freezer.  Wheat free, dairy free and guilt free, I’ve been known to eat these for breakfast!

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 heaped tbsp cacao or carob powder (I usually double this amount and use a 50:50 mix of cacao and carob powders)
1/2 cup tahini
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup softened dates
1 cup sultanas
2 tbsp honey (optional, and unnecessary if using carob)

Method:

Soak dates overnight or simmer until soft.  Put the first 4 ingredients in a food processor and mix.  Add the remaining ingredients and process.  Refrigerate mixture for a few hours and then shape into balls and roll in extra coconut.  Enjoy!

If you want to add some more Christmas indulgence to the recipe, add half a cup of rum to the water when you soak the dates overnight.  Healthy (almost) guilt free rum balls!

 

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