Looking for that perfect, bite size afternoon snack to fill your sweet tooth cravings?
These almond brownie bliss balls from My Market Kitchen are made out of natural ingredients, leaving you feeling fuller for longer and fueling you for the rest of the day.
Filled with healthy fats, vitamin E, calcium and fibre, almonds are a small but nutritious dense source of protein that can help to reduce the risk of a range of diseases, such as heart disease.
A convenient and portable snack, get the recipe for this heart-healthy snack:
Makes 12 balls
- ¾ cup Australian almonds
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 12 medjool dates
- 3 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp Australian almond oil
In a food processor blend ¼ cup of the almonds until they are crushed lightly but not over blended. Store separately (this will be used to roll the balls in).
In the food processor add the remaining almonds, oats, dates (pits removed), cacao and vanilla extract, and blend for about 30 seconds or until mixture comes together.
Add the cacao nibs and almond oil and process briefly.
Form into bite-sized balls and roll each ball in the crushed almond mixture. Refrigerate prior to serving.
Tip: These are the perfect after school snack for hungry kids, and big kids!
Download the recipe here.
Meet the farmer
Episode 11 of My Market Kitchen features almond grower Neale Bennett.
A third-generation grower from Mildura in North West Victoria, Neale has been involved with almonds since converting his family farm from vines in 1992.
Neale also operates a contract almond harvesting business, Cowanna Harvesting and says his favourite thing about farming is being on the land as it’s something he’s always loved and finds very rewarding.
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