These 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.
Raw chocolate brownie 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 bites.
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. I've been collecting healthy kids party recipes for a while now and I'll be pulling them all together into a blog post for you over the next few days.
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.
Here's how to make raw brownie chocolate cake pops:
Ingredients (makes 12)
250g dates, ideally medjool
100g cashew nuts (use sunflower seeds if allergies are an issue)
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
Sprinkles, desiccated coconut, melted chocolate to cover - optional
1. Place the dates, cashews, cacao powder and maple syrup into a food processor and pulse until it comes together in one big sticky lump.
2. Lightly oil your hands and roll them out into 12 small balls. Don't make them too big or they'll be too heavy.
3. Put your sprinkles or desired topping in a bowl and roll the balls in it to cover.
4. Place a cake pop stick or lolly stick in the centre of each cake pop.
5. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
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