With the holidays we’ve had extra time to mess about in the kitchen and hence the number of more time consuming meals and snacks we’ve been posting here. And also because it’s the holidays we probably have been making more “treat” type concoctions. But these balls do have a vegetable in them! And they’re really easy to make once you’ve assembled the ingredients – just blend and roll and pop in freezer for couple of hours or overnight.

You can really mix and match the ingredients to suit your taste. Use a base of 2 cups of carrots then add 1 1/2 cups or so of nuts (here we used almonds + cashews + walnuts) with 1/2 cup coconut (we used threads) and something sticky (we used 1 cup medjool dates + 2 tbsp coconut oil blended processor) with 1/2 tsp cinnamon + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. You want the mixture sticky then roll in dissected coconut.  Make sure you soak the dates prior in hot water for 10 minutes then drain before using.