Double fruit drops, delish!

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Life is hectic right now as I count down to the release of my book. There’s less than 3 weeks to go and so much to do! But, I always try to find time for the things I love: food, family, friends. This recipe celebrates all three of these.

 

In a cafe earlier this week, catching up with a friend while my girls were at kindy, I treated us both to a raw food bite to go with her coffee and my coconut water (I gave up coffee 10 months ago, though I admit: I have indulged a few times recently, thinking it’d help me get through the day, but it really doesn’t do me any good – I’ll save that for a musing some other time). This raw food bite was like a bliss ball but in a cute little tartlet shape. It tasted delish. So I came home and recreated them. They’ve been tested out by two groups of friends we’ve had over for dinners this week, and by one little cherub pictured here, and passed with flying colours. So here they are for you.

 

I’m about to have another one now with an afternoon cup of tea. The kids are playing “tea parties”, husband is nowhere to be seen or heard, I’m typing this on my kitchen bench that still has last nights’ dishes sitting in the rack yet to put away… but it’s a moment in time that is peaceful, and I’m taking it, just for me x

 

Double fruit drops   

Makes 24

Gather together

20 prunes, roughly chopped

10 Medjool dates, roughly chopped

1 cup LSA (ground linseed, sunflower and almond mix)

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp water

1/2 cup cacao powder

 

Whip up

Throw everything into a food processer

Process until combined

Add a dash more water if mixture is too dry – you want a malleable mix (prune & date sizes can vary so this may be required)

Press small handfuls into the moulds of a non-stick mini muffin tray

Freeze until firm then using the end of a spoon, ease the drops out of the moulds

 

Dress

Melt 50g cacao butter in a saucepan

Sift in 1/3 cup cacao powder + 2 tbsp maple syrup and stir until combined

Spoon chocolate over the drops and dust with finely chopped pistachios

 

Delish!