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
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,