Straight from Chris Hemsworth’s Centr app, these chocolate matcha bliss balls make a healthy way to sweeten that mid-afternoon snack. Plus, they take only 20 minutes to make – from start to finish.
Chocolate and green tea – it’s a matcha made in heaven! With the flavour kick of vanilla, the fuel of oats and the antioxidant power of matcha, these bite-sized balls make a super snack.
PREP: 20 MIN
100g pitted dates
1⁄2 cup rolled oats
1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tbs cocoa powder
1 tbs cacao nibs
2 tsp matcha green tea powder, plus extra for dusting
1⁄4 tsp salt1 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Place dates in a small bowl and cover with hot water, allow to stand for 10 minutes to soften.
Place the oats, coconut, cocoa, cacao nibs, matcha and salt in the bowl of a food processor and blend to a fine crumb.
Drain dates, add to food processor along with maple syrup and vanilla and blend again until the mixture forms a dough. Add a little water to bring the mixture together if required.
Using wet hands, roll the mixture into even-sized balls, lightly dust with a little matcha and refrigerate for one hour.
Refrigerate chocolate matcha balls in an airtight container for up to five days or freeze for up to three months.
Recipe courtesy of the Centre app.