Making raw halva truffles is a great rainy day toddler activity. They are super easy to make and require no cooking. H had a great time rolling the balls that I passed to him in either cocoa powder, sesame seeds or coconut. Be warned however, it is a pretty messy activity, so a nice sunny day outside would be just as fun, with a lot less clean up. I adapted this recipe from the Coles magazine. I used what ever I had in the cupboard that was similar to the original. Such as popped amaranth, because I love the stuff, but don’t go out and buy it especially for this recipe, add a bit of something else that you have on hand and experiment a little. Just be sure to use the tahini, it is the magical ingredient… They also freeze really well, so make a large batch and freeze them for another day – did I mention they are also healthy!
- 1 cup medjool dates loosely packed (pits removed, no need to chop)
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup popped amaranth
- 1 tablespoon honey
- coconut , sesame seeds (natural or toasted) and cocoa powder to coat balls
Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until the mixture is finely chopped. Check to see if you can roll a ball from the mixture, if it is a little dry add a little more tahini.
Roll a tablespoon portion of the mixture into balls
Place the coconut, sesame and cocoa powder into separate bowls and pass the balls to your little ones to coat