Easter is peering its head around the corner, and I am excited to start the tradition with my little boy. He is too young to believe in the Easter Bunny just yet; but that doesn’t mean that I cannot make it special for him by having our own little easter egg hunt. One of the joys of parenthood is seeing the excitement and wonder on their faces with events such as this and I am eager to encourage his imagination and create happy memories.
However with all this excitement there is one thing I am not too keen on. That is the excessive amount of chocolate that my child will be exposed to. I know I sound like a party pooper but hear me out. He is only 1, and even though I am all for everything in moderation. I am well aware that at Easter time the word ‘Moderation’ does not exist. We already have a cupboard full of easter eggs and it is not even Easter yet!
So I have decided to make my own healthy Easter alternatives. With these not only will Gabriel be able to celebrate with delicious chocolatey treats like everyone else. I will also be reassured that he will not be bouncing off the walls from a sugar high. I used to make these for myself before Gabriel was born and I think they will go down a treat. They are refined sugar, gluten and dairy free. Made with raw cacao powder and medjool dates, they have a great chocolate flavour while also being packed full of vitamins and minerals.
NOTE: Raw Cacao Powder is a superfood. It contains more antioxidants than blueberries, and is full of Calcium and Magnesium. A good source of plant based Iron, it has also been accredited to be a Natural Mood enhancer and Anti-depressant!
Not only are these healthy and delicious, they are very easy and quick to make. It is the perfect recipe to do with your kids, but beware of the mess! The below recipe makes 16 balls.
KYLIE’S CHOCOLATE COCO BALLS
After these have been chilled in the fridge, you can then wrap them up in cellophane or put them in little Easter baskets like I have done and they make a great healthy gift for Easter!