Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Milk Chocolate Covered Marzipan Cake Marbles

Date syrup, OK so you could just buy dates, boil up some water,soak them for a minute and so - drain and whizz, but.. when I cameacross this stuff that is date syrup, I couldn't resist...I sort of just... grabbed it.

A month later, I remembered it, and after having seen dates used as sweetner in numerous sweet treats - I thought, bingo!

You can make these bad boys using maple or agave syrup instead of honey - no stress! It'll still be healthy and delicious! Also, the milk chocolate I used was Scandinavian Marabou that I found in IKEA. Use dark chocolate for a vegan version *smiles*

These are whipped up in a flash - so what are you waiting for?! Get rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling....

Milk Chocolate Covered Marzipan Cake Marbles
(Makes 5-6)

1/3 cups ground almond
1 tbsp date syrup (or 2 dates' worth soaked in water and whizzed to a smooth purêe)
1-2 tbsp honey (or maple/agave syrup for vegan)

For the coating:
25g milk chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp cocoa butter (optional, I just added it so that the chocolate didn't get grainy when I melted it)

Sprinkles of any kind

- Start by mixing the almonds, dates and syrup and well,until you have a slightly sticky dough. Roll out marbles from the mix and set aside.

- Melt the chocolate (and cocoa butter if using) over a water bath on medium heat, until it is juuuust melted, and turn the heat off.

- Now, s'time to get messy! Dip the marbles in the chocolate and place on a baking parchment, top with sprinkles,dessicated coconut, cocoa or chopped nuts and fruits and leave to set in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

- Serve with a cuppa, and enjoy!

Also.. I bought a skipping rope the other day, and silly Julie thought that "Hey! That's just the same as running right? Kind of?" Little did I know that half an hour of this would lead my legs to tremble for two days... Next time, I wont skip for as long... Fantastic work out though!

Today I went for a walk as the sun set, and then I watched this evening's episode of the Great British Bake-Off after a long day at work. I hope you have had a lovely day. Perhaps making some sweets treats of your own? *smiles*

Recipe by yours truly,

- Jules


  1. Those look like delicious little treats! I'll have to try date syrup sometime, natural sweeteners like that are always cool :)

    1. Thanks June! I got the jar I have in an East Asian shop :) You should check out their sweet tamarind sauce as well, amazing with eggs and all things savoury :) xx

  2. Mmmm ♡ De ser så gode ut- perfekte til helgen. Jeg så faktisk daddelsirup i butikken selv i går, men jeg lager det bare seg på gamlemåte :) Iallefall inntil videre.
    Håper du får en fin helg Julie♡

    1. Like greit og lage selv, så sparer du et par kroner :) Tusen takk Ragnhild! Jobber i morgen, men på søndag har jeg fri :) Da blir det bare og kose seg! Håper du og den skjønne lille familien din har en nydelig helg også! ♡ xx

  3. Ser godt ut :-) Lagde coconut crunch energiballer i dag, med bokhvete og havremel. Sååå gode :D God helg til deg!

    1. Åhhh, dethørtes skikkelig godt ut også :D Tusen takk for at du stakk innom igjen Maria, håper du har en fortsatt fin uke :) xx

  4. Wow, this picture is gorgeous!! And this sounds like my kind of treat :)
    At least you USED your skipping rope. I bought one about a year ago, being like "yeah, this will be a really good workout!". I don't think I used it once... what a waste! I left it behind when I moved. One of the occasions where the expression "it's the thought that counts" does NOT apply!

    1. Hahah awh dear, yeh skipping ropes are one of those things you don't really pay that much attention to. I have only used it once, but intend to try and use it at least once a week (not for an entire half hour in a row though, cause my paws can't take it :P)
      I think you'd like these marbles Cathleen! Mmm, and imagine rolling them in nutella and chopped nuts! Hahah I had to nutellify it :P I hope you are doing well missy! x