Almond and brazil nut balls

Almond and brazil nut balls

Highly nutritious, these tasty sweet nut balls are a treat for any occasion and they are free of refined sugar. They can be made as a batch and kept in the fridge for your visitors, if the family doesn’t find them first!

SERVES: 30-40 nut balls PREP TIME: 1 hour (including 30 mins resting in the fridge)
COOK TIME: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 350g almonds, roasted
  • 175g brazil nuts, roasted
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup organic honey, runny

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150˚C and roast the nuts in separate trays for approximately 30 minutes, giving them a shake a couple of times for an even roast.
  2. Place the almonds in a food processor and process until fine.
  3. Put 100g of the ground almonds into a small bowl and the remaining into a large bowl.
  4. Add the brazil nuts to the food processor and process until fine.
  5. Now add the brazil nuts to the almonds in the large bowl and stir together.
  6. Pour the tahini and honey over the nuts and stir well to combine (if you have a large processor, you can use this to combine the ingredients).
  7. Place the mixture into the fridge for up to 30 minutes.
  8. Remove nut mixture from the fridge and form small balls (approximately 1 – 1¼ inches) in your hands and press together whilst rolling.
  9. Coat each ball evenly with the ground almonds you have put to one side.
  10. Place in the fridge in an airtight container to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Inspiration

  • Mix it up with the nuts… you can use pretty much anything, swapping the brazils for cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias or pecans for example
  • For different flavours, try adding a few drops of organic food grade essential oil, such as orange or peppermint
  • You can buy already roasted salt free nuts if you need to have these on the table quickly!

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |   Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Vegetarian

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