For a Halloween treat that anyone will love, these double choc raspberry “slime” balls are the perfect healthy alternative to those sugar-packed Halloween candies! These are super easy and fun to make with the kids, and hidden with a secret surprise in the centre. Packed with protein and antioxidants from the goodness of matcha, this recipe uses all natural ingredients and no refine sugar so you can still make them after Halloween is over (and trust me, you will want to)!
DOUBLE CHOC RASPBERRY 'SLIME' BALLS
- Nutritional Breakdown: per portion (whole recipe)
- Calories: 197 (1379)
- Carbs: 28.1 (197.4)
- Fat: 8.1 (56.7)
- Protein: 5.4 (37.8)
- Fibre: 3.9 (27.3)
- Sugar: 23.3 (163.1)
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 40 minutes
- Protein balls
- 8 medjool dates
- ½ cup (heaping) roasted almonds
- 1 scoop (30g) protein of choice (I used Happyway vanilla pea protein, but you can use chocolate for that extra choc hit)
- 1 tbs Nuvia drinking chocolate
- 7 whole raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- Wet ingredients
- 1/3 cup sugar-free white chocolate
- 1 tbs organic matcha powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1. If your dates are a little dry, soak them in warm water for 10 mins before starting, otherwise skip to next step.
- 2. In a high-speed blender or food processor, add dates, almonds, protein, and hot chocolate powder.
- 3. Blend on pulse until blended together and sticky consistency forms (may need to add more nuts or liquid if necessary).
- 4. Take small handful of batter and flatten on palm of your hand.
- 5. Place raspberry in the centre of the batter and roll into ball.
- 6. Freeze for approx. 10mins to set.
- 7. Whilst setting, start making slime.
- 8. In a small pot, add white chocolate, matcha powder, and coconut oil and heat slowly, ensuring you’re constantly stirring so chocolate doesn’t burn. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
- 9. Take your set balls out of the freezer and coat each one with white chocolate slime.
- 10. Set in freezer for another 20 mins or fridge for up to 1 hour.
TIPS AND TWEAKS
Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 1 month.
If you want even more of a “slimey” look to the balls, I would recommend making more of the white chocolate mixture and pouring it over the top of the balls in different layers to achieve a drippy look.
The protein powder isn’t necessary for this recipe – you can replace this with extra cacao powder or other superfood powders like maca!
For an extra frightening Halloween inspired look, try adding candy eyeballs or fangs to your balls.
If you are storing them in the freezer, I would recommend thawing them out in the fridge approximately 20 mins before consuming, just to allow them to soften a little bit!