Chocolate-Free Easter Eggs

Sweets & Desserts

Delicious OMS-friendly Easter Eggs made from dates, cocoa & maca powder, almonds & hazelnuts. It is not shredded coconut you see, but finely chopped almonds with a drop of coconut essence which gives the same texture and flavour 😋!

Easy
45 mins
Ingredients List for people
Units:
  • 125 g (unpitted). I let them soak in warm water for about 30 minutes but you can also add some water later in the process if necessary. 
  • 25 g almond meal or blanched almonds
  • 25 g hazelnuts - add extra if you want to put them inside the eggs too
  • 25 g cocoa powder (I use raw organic powder)
  • 1/2 tbsp maca powder (optional but recommended to enhance the cocoa powder)
  • to taste vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder, optional
  • 1 drop coconut essence (to coat the eggs)
  • almonds - finely chopped and grated (to coat the eggs)
Instructions
  1. Normally I use raw nuts but this time I dry roasted the hazelnuts in the oven at 150°C for about 15 minutes. Be careful as they color quite quickly, and then they will burn. Roasting will give a more pronounced hazelnut flavour to the eggs, but it is not absolutely necessary.
  2. Grind the nuts in a chopper or food processor and put them aside. Personally I like it when the nuts are not too fine, that gives a nice crunch/bite to the eggs.
  3. Next put the dates and the cocoa powder in the food processor and the optional maca and vanilla.
  4. Once this is finely chopped and well mixed, add the nuts. The mixture has to be a little sticky, so add a little bit of water if needed.
  5. First roll small balls between your hands with the mixture. Fold a hazelnut inside if you like, put it back in shape and then with your fingers put pressure on one side to make it egg shaped.
  6. Roll them through the chopped almonds with coconut essence (just a drop will do), and through cocoa powder or you can sprinkle them with cocoa powder with a small sieve.

You can also cover them with cinnamon, orange zest or whatever else you can think of!

Now, enjoy!! I keep them in the fridge, and take them out about half an hour before eating (if I can wait that long ).See also my public OMS page. https://www.facebook.com/OMSleefstijl/posts/391574581336303

You can make round balls of them during the rest of the year.

Happy Easter to you all! Lizet 🐥🐣🐤🌞🌻🌼🌾

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