These little morsels of greatness have been a favourite for some time now. I always use the best ingredients I can find. Fresh, local and organic if possible.
If I can’t get Local Organic I just wash my carrots in apple cider vinegar and warm water for 5 minutes or so.
Lets start with the ingredients;
Makes 25 60g Balls
20g Ginger – grated
120g Raisins chopped
180g Walnuts chopped
400g Shredded Carrot
100g Ground Flax meal
1 tbsp Pumpkin Spice
I always soak the dates and the fresh grated ginger together for atleast 20mins prior to combining with all other ingredients.
Then I prepare my bowl of dry ingredients;
Shredded Coconut, flaxmeal, pumpkin spice and walnuts which I have pulsed in my food processor to chop finely)
I chop up my raisins into smaller pieces and combine with the dry mix.
Add your carrots, these can be grated carrots or thrown in your food processor and pulsed until you have little mini chunks of carrot. Combine with the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon or spatula and set aside.
Put your ginger soaked dates in the food processor to combine and make a soft gooey caramel paste, combining with about 1/4 cup of water while mixing to soften. Mix for about 3 minutes.
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix together until if forms a consistency that can be rolled into balls without falling apart.
My Famous Lemon Zested Cashew Creme Icing(not Raw):
3/4 cup of un-soaked cashews
1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of zest
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch of cinnamon
Combine in a saucepan over medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. I found that simmering the cashews made a better consistency for rolling the lemon cashew creme into little balls on top.
Blend in your high powered blender until smooth and sticky.
Let the mixture sit to cool, refrigerate if you desire. Then roll into little balls, you may need a small bowl of water near by to keep your hands wet. As the mixture will be very sticky.
Be sure you taste the mixture as you are cooking so you are aware if it doesn’t taste right and can adjust as you go.
Enjoy one of my absolute favs!