These raw chocolate brownie healthy cake pops are cake pops with a difference. They're made from all natural ingredients with no added refined sugar.
They're super simple to make - all you need to do is add the ingredients to a food processor - and you can either leave them as they are, coat them in melted chocolate or dip them in sprinkles or desiccated coconut.
Healthy cake pops are perfect for parties
These healthy cake pops are perfect for children's birthday parties as they look so exciting that kids will find it hard to resist them - yet they're free from refined sugar (obviously not including the sprinkles or chocolate if you choose to use those).
You don't even need to make them into cake pops if you don't want to - they still look, and taste, lovely when served as energy balls.
Baby S is turning two this weekend and we're having a little party at home for him and a few of his friends. Seeing as the kids are going to be so little it got me thinking about how to feed them fun party food without a ton of sugar and salt.
You'll find more healthy children's birthday party ideas here.
Why not make decorating the cake pops a party activity?
You could even get the children to decorate their own cake pop. Try out some different toppings first. I found that hundreds and thousands stuck to the cake pop the best.
These cake pops are vegan. However, if you want to add chocolate or sprinkles to them be sure to check the ingredients first. If you're looking for a healthier topping try these healthier coconut sprinkles by Eats Amazing.
Did you know I also have a vegan food blog, Cook Veggielicious?
If you like these you might also like my vegan vanilla fairy cakes. They're perfect for parties too.
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How to make healthy cake pops:
These are so easy to make - why not ask the kids to help you?
Healthy cake pops
- 250 g dates ideally medjool*, roughly chopped
- 100 g cashew nuts use sunflower seeds if allergies
- 1 tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Sprinkles desiccated coconut, melted chocolate to cover - optional
Place 250g chopped dates, 100g cashews or sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp cacao powder and 1 tbsp maple syrup into a food processor and pulse until it comes together in one big sticky lump.
Lightly oil your hands and roll them out into 12 small balls. Don't make them too big or they'll be too heavy for the cake pop sticks.
Put your sprinkles or desired topping in a bowl and roll the balls in it to cover.
Place a cake pop stick or lolly stick in the centre of each cake pop.
Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
*If not using medjool dates your dates may need to be soaked in hot water for 20 minutes before starting this recipe.