Thursday, 3 March 2016

Clean Sweets

Since I gave up sugar (apart from the fructose that occurs naturally in fruit) I have been thinking what I can have as a substitute treat.  Today I played around with some ingredients and came up with a not bad prototype for coconut and cocoa vanilla bites.  Apart from measuring the desiccated coconut, I just used my judgement in the amount used for the other ingredients.  Below is a guideline to making them.

Coconut and Cocoa Vanilla bites
1 cup of desiccated coconut
Few tbsp coconut oil to bind
Couple of tbsp of date paste (made with medjool dates and a little water, cooked for a few minutes and then cooled)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cocoa powder (I used Green and Blacks)

Put the first 4 ingredients into a mini food processor and mix until mixture starts to clump together.  Remove mixture and form into small balls.  Roll in sieved cocoa powder.  Place on grease-proof paper and refrigerate for about an hour to harden up.

If you make them please let me know what you think and any suggestions for improvement.

Gizmo update:  Thank you all for your good thoughts and wishes.  So far he has taken well to his new hypoallergenic prescription diet and is almost back to normal.  I won't elaborate on this now but will save a post about this for another time.

5 comments:

AuntieAvril said...

Will def try these choccy bites - I am also trying to ban sugar from my diet! Glad that Gizmo is taking to the new food and is getting better

Rosie said...

The sweets look good, Simone, I may give these a try. Glad to hear all is well with Gizmo and that he is on the road to recovery:)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

They do look good! :)
So pleased that Gizmo is liking his new diet and has improved.
V x

Ethel Johnson said...

Good news about Gizmo and if cocoa powder is allowed then things are looking up! xx

Lisa said...

Little treats to celebrate Gizmo feeling mire chipper, excellent all round!
Lisa x