When I develop a new recipe I get questions/comments from my children like:
-What's in it?
-This looks good, what healthy ingredient did you hide in these?
-Yum, another delicious recipe mom, can you tell me what's in it?
I think they don't trust me and you know what? You don't have to tell your family everything. You are allowed to sneak in healthy ingredients into their food and still feel good about it. Like in my spaghetti sauce, I chop a whole package of mushrooms in the blender before adding it to my sauce. That way they can't go through in their plate and put those big pieces of mushrooms on the side.
In this recipe, I started by melting dark chocolate with salt. That's a good start in my book. I added chia seeds, coconut flakes and oats and a mystery ingredient. You need something to bind this mix together and I wanted to add something different in my recipe. When I visited Sabra in June our dessert were delicious balls made with hummus. It had an interesting taste. So I decided to add Sabra Classic Hummus to my recipe. My Hummus and Chocolate Coconut Balls did not fall apart and they tasted great. They did not last long in the fridge and I had to make another batch. You'll be surprised at the taste. Why not try it?
Do you use unusual ingredients in your baked goods?
100g Dark Chocolate with Salt
250 ml oats
250 ml sweetened coconut flakes
45 ml Sabra Classic Hummus
15 ml Chia Seeds
1- Break the chocolate into small pieces. Place in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 60% for 60 seconds to 90 seconds or more. Every microwave is different.
2- Stir the chocolate until is has fully melted. Add the hummus, oats, coconut flakes and chia seeds. Mix well with a fork.
3- Place a parchment paper on baking pan. Using a small ice cream scoop make balls and drop them on the pan.
4- Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
5- You can eat them right away or keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.