I haven’t shared a food post on the blog for a little while,and to be honest with you was hesitant about sharing this one. There have been a fair few cocao ball posts out there and I didn’t want to be jumping on the band wagon. Having had a go out making our own version, with my diabetic son and to great success I decided that actually I am going to share our recipie as I thought it would be helpful to other parents.
As the parent of a Type 1 Diabetic it can be very hard some times finding food that satisfy’s a child’s urge to eat sweet foods. Whislt it’s ok for a diabetic to have the odd naughty treat occasionally , it’s still handy to have a range of no added sugar treats up you sleeve. These little balls of goodness have done the job perfectly.
This quantity made 12 balls, if you are a carb counter each ball has a carb content of 8.
100g ready to eat dates
25g banana chips
100g desiccated coconut
15g Cacao Powder
30g pure coconut oil
In a blender/food processor combine all the ingredients except the coconut oil. Once this has broken down into a breadcrumb like texture knock out into a bowl.
Melt your coconut oil in a microwave in 10 second bursts being careful not to burn it. Add this to your mixture and give it a good stir. You can then use your hands to shape it into 12 balls.
As you can see Harrison was very pleased with his homemade treats, best of all there is no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
My other kids, without Diabetes loved them too.
Bye for now, Katy 🙂