Instead of taking something out of your life in 2021, hows about adding something in?
Like these energy bomb-bombs?
These mocha balls will happily hibernate in your freezer for up to four months, and your fridge for 1 month. This will help to upgrade those pesky sugar cravings into a nutritional party. We grab a handful running out the door and sink our nashers into them after 4 minutes of defrosting on the car seat beside me. They almost make traffic worthwhile. Almost.
Feel free to drizzle dark chocolate across each one, roll them as large of golf balls or teeny like cherries, or coat them in cacao powder. Of course wholefood divas can offset the coffee by adding some reishi powder or positive affirmations to the dough bowl. Namastasty.
MOCHA BOMB BOMBS
3 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
170g roasted or blanched hazelnuts
12 gooey Medjool dates
2 tablespoons espresso coffee
Generous sprinkling of flaky salt
Added pinch of probiotics, chaga, lion’s mane, reishi, brahmi, whatever you fancy (optional)
Start by pulsing your cocoa or cacao with your hazelnuts in a food processor until they resemble bread crumbs (only delishier).
Then de-stone all your fabulous Medjool dates. I recommend proceeding with caution as one in every 100 Medjool dates can have a dry black mould that poofs out upon tearing into the date. You do not want this in your Sunday mocha ball!
Drop each date into the food processor, one by one, while the motor is still running. Trickle in the espresso until a manageable dough ball forms in your processor. Dust with sea salt, optional jazz, and roll into 16 beautiful balls. Chill until set, and coat with melted chocolate if you fancy. But we prefer them as they are. Freeze in bags for another date, or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
My energy bites/bombs are generally eaten within a day or so. My sweet tooth is the reason why the little bombs have never seen the inside of my fridge nor freezer. But do you think it would be possible to send them in the mail? I’m thinking about sending some to someone dear. Will they last or rot?
I will definitely try your espresso version. I usually add licorice powder, which is super nice as well.
Thumbs up by the way for your always inspiring recipes and cool sense of humour.
Mette that is so lovely of you! So sorry for the delay in replying. It’s been a bit bonkers here, between home schooling, working, and trying to relocate my personality after it expired at Christmas! What a lucky pal to receive these in the post. I find they last really well, so I’d give it a go! Your message made me laugh – ours rarely see a second day, unless I hide them behind the teatowels in the kitchen cupboard. Love your idea of licorice powder. Insanely delicious. With love from Dublin x SJ
Dear Susan Jane,
thank you so much for your reply. I will definitely start sending delicious bomb-bombs to my dearests.
During these Covid times I’ve been sending quite a few little packages to friends and family in Denmark (I live in Paris) with little goodies. It’s just so nice to receive a little surprise from someone dear that you haven’t seen for a while.
With love from Paris
That’s so so gorgeous of you!