Raw strawberry delight balls

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Did you used to eat those apricot delight pieces as a kid? I never liked them, my sisters did and my kids used to love them. When we lived in Richmond and would go to the Saturday fruit and veg market, we would buy some for the kids to have as a sweet treat.

Occasionally we would buy the strawberry ones. I liked those ones, but the kids didn’t! Anyway these super easy creation reminded me of them so much that I called them raw strawberry delight balls!

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I made them using 100% freeze dried strawberries. I bought them from Apples and Sage but you can also buy them online here. The freeze dried strawberries are sort of crunchy, sort of not! A funny texture actually.

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The raw strawberry delight balls make a perfect little snack with a cup of tea.

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Raw strawberry delight balls
 
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Recipe type: Sweet treat
Serves: 14 - 16
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • 1 ½ cups cashews
  • 25 grams freeze dried strawberries
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling
Method:
  1. Add all ingredients except the desiccated coconut to the food processor and pulse.
  2. Pulse for a few minutes, then scrape down the sides and blend again.
  3. Repeat this step a number of times until the mixture is soft and sticks together.
  4. To test if it is ready place a chunk in your hand and squeeze it. It should bind together easily when it is ready. If it is still crumbly, process further.
  5. Then use a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball, then roll in desiccated coconut and place into an airtight container.
  6. Continue to make balls with the rest of the mixture then allow to set in the fridge for two hours.
Notes:
These balls can also be stored in the freezer. Remove five minutes before you wish to eat them.

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