Chocolate Salami Bites
This is great for those that love bliss balls, but want something less fiddly to make!
1 cup packed with organic dates
1/2 cup boiling water
Chop dates with water in food processor or OmniBlender and let sit about a minute while you get the other ingredients together. (You could avoid using the boiling water by soaking overnight).
2-3-4 tblsp cocoa
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup nuts (+/- linseeds)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Blend until everything is mixed in your OmniBlender, using the PULSE function. You should have a thick paste.
Do a taste check – it should be good, but wait there is more.
Mix in 1/2 cup of chia seeds.
Wait a couple of minutes and it should become a stiff paste.
Sprinkle dessicated coconut over a sheet of lunch wrap and pour your mixture on top. Mould the mixture into a long sausage (about 3cm in diameter) rolling it in the coconut as you go. Neaten the ends! Roll up in the paper so that you have a sausage with a paper skin and place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
Remove from freezer. Unroll your paper and your “chocoate salami” should be pretty solid. Use a sharp knife to cut into slices, about a centimetre thick.
It’s ready to eat.
Store in a container in your fridge.
Recipe by Anne Nicholson