Hummus and Chocolate Coconut Balls

hummus and chocolate coconut balls


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?

HUMMUS AND CHOCOLATE COCONUT BALLS

Ingredients:
100g Dark Chocolate with Salt
250 ml oats
250 ml sweetened coconut flakes
45 ml Sabra Classic Hummus
15 ml Chia Seeds

Directions:
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.



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  1. Very original. I'd love to taste this treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. This sounds scrumptious! Guilt free even! I am sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing, we like them a lot in the house.

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  3. Oh, Helene, they look and sound incredible. I love that you made something different for us to try.

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  4. Yumo. We love hummus and who doesn't love chocolate. I am definitely going to give these a try. Also, your approach to hiding mushrooms is awesome. My husband loves them and our kids have learned to tolerate "stuff" but blending them would be a great way to remove the visual "ick, Dad is making me eat this" factor from the whole recipe. In fact, if they didn't see it they probably wouldn't even know they were eating them. Thanks!

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    1. I like the 'ick, Dad is making me eat this' so familiar and so funny! I hide a lot of veggies in smoothies also and in many recipes by chopping them really tiny with the food processor. And let me tell you that they don't know they are eating mushrooms in my spaghetti sauce.

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  5. I absolutely adore hummus, but I've never mixed it with chocolate. Interesting! I'm intrigued and scared to try it...

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    1. If you were close by I would drop you a plate. Don't be afraid, maybe start by doing half the recipe. It has a special taste.

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  6. Wow. Now I love hummus, chocolate and coconut but never thought to combine the three. It looks good!

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    1. Sarah I was surprised by the taste and can tell you that the flavors go well together. Hope you give it a try.

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  7. WHAAAAAT?! Hummus and chocolate?
    Definitely have yet to think of that combination, but I'm totally into it.
    Lovely recipe (and lovely blog!).

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    1. Give it a try, I was surprised by the taste. Thank you for the nice comment and visiting my blog!

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  8. I never would have thought to mix hummus and chocolate! I'll have to try it - thanks for the recipe!

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  9. oooh these look amazing. who knew hummus and chocolate would be so amazing. thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Well… I never would have thought of that but it sounds delish!! Going on "the list"!!

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  11. Oh they look SO good - hummus though heh? I would like to try them though, thank you!

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  12. Your Hummus and Chocolate Coconut Balls look at lot like a No-Bake Chocolate Cookie my mom used to make, but I'm sure they would taste very different. My mom's contain lots of sugar and margarine. These seem so much healthier, but might not be as sweet as I'd like. I might give them a try anyway - I'd really like a healthy snack.

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