Valentine's Bites

Valentine's Bites

Just before Valentine's Day, we have a quick recipe for all of you who have a sweet tooth or those who want to surprise their loved ones with something special.

Valentine's Day does actually have no great significance for us and we don't really associate ourselves with the commercialism that takes place around this specific day.
Much more we find it important to appreciate the feeling of love all year round and to be aware that we cannot live a truly happy life without it.

We do not really need a specific day for showing our loved ones that they are special to us.

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Despite all this, I still like to come up with a little homemade something, which I place on the breakfast plate in the morning.

Probably not because of that specific day, but rather because I have lots of fun being creative and I enjoy looking into four happy faces.

And joy and love make life worth living.

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You have to try these decadent chocolaty Valentine's bites.
They are so damn tasty and super simple to make.

You can modify the recipe pretty well.
For example, replace the oatmeal with coconut flour, almond flour or cashew flour.
Or you can add your own individual spices or other toppings to garnish.
Just try it.

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And since it will not be long until Easter, you can use the same recipe as Easter eggs by simply making the shape a bit more oval.
We made them for Easter last year and our kids loved them.

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We wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day!

'The way to the heart is through the stomach'.

Enjoy!
Jana & family


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Valentine's Bites

Valentine's Bites
  • Author: go-healthy
  • Posted on: Feb. 11, 2018
  • Category: Snacks
  • Type: Vegan
  • Preparation time: 0:15:00
  • Servings: 12

Ingredients:

for the filling

  • 200g oats (raw and gluten-free)
  • 20 pitted dates
  • some of the soaking water of the dates
  • a pinch of cinnamon

for the chocolate coating

  • 50g liquid coconut oil
  • 50g maple syrup (if you like it sweeter, feel free to use more)
  • 40g raw cocoa

If you want to make it even easier or you don't have the ingredients in stock, you can also melt a vegan chocolate and cover the bites with it.

Instructions:

  1. Soak the dates for about 2 hours.
  2. Grind the oats into flour. Put the flour in a bowl.
  3. Blend the soaked dates (you may need to add some of the soaking water depending on which type of dates you are using) and add the date paste to the bowl with the oat flour.
  4. Add the cinnamon, mix everything and form into a dough. Roll into 12 balls.
  5. For the chocolate sauce, mix the ingredients in a bowl and garnish with the topping of your choice.
  6. Use a fork to dip and roll the balls in the chocolate sauce and let them chill in the fridge.
  7. Voilà, your delicious Valentine's balls are ready.

Notes:

Keep your Valentine's bites in the fridge and always serve them chilled.

As a topping I used a mixture of dried raspberries, strawberries, red pepper and flower petals.

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