Soft, chocolate-y and oh-so-caramel. These dough balls are the perfect combination of salty caramel and sweet but without the bad stuff! They're gluten-free and dairy-free making them the perfect sweet snack on the go or while you're in lockdown.
I don't know about you, but I seriously crave cookie dough. Not cookies. Screw cooking them. Just the dough!
Mum and I definitely agree that baking often gets ruined in the oven. So I was desperate to make a raw bliss ball recipe which encapsulates the deliciousness of cookie dough without the bad stuff. These GF & DF caramel cookie dough balls definitely hit the spot.
This recipe is a MUST-TRY. If you love them just as much as us, share your thoughts with us via social media and show us your creations! We love seeing you busy in the kitchen enjoying our recipes.
1. Boil the jug. In a heatproof bowl, combine your cashews & dates. Once the jug has boiled, cover with hot water and leave to soak for approx. 10 minutes or until softened.
2. In a food processor, add your softened dates & cashews, almond meal, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla. Mix until evenly combined, using a spatula to scrap the sides frequently.
3. Fold through the chocolate chunks using the spatula until combined.
4. Roll into small, even ball sizes. Keep in the fridge for approx. 1 week (but they certainly won't last that long!)
You may find that these dough balls are slightly softer than your typical bliss balls, this is because I'm going for a more true 'dough' texture which mirrors a cookie dough experience. However, if you prefer a denser mixture, play around with the cashews and almond meal ratio. This may lessen the 'caramel' taste from the dates so do so with caution!
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