One of our weekend activities is making healthy bites. The girls adore these moments and they will always drop immediately other activities to come and help me. We always try to make something new, but it has always to be with chocolate.
These bites are inspired by the chocolates we received for Xmas from my native country. Back home, poppy seeds were ones of the most common seeds one could find on the market. I grew up seeing my mother using it quite a lot to garnish breads or as filling in biscuits, but the reason they are used in our diet was revealed only some years ago. They contain substantial amounts of minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron and you can easily find them almost in every store. Knowing how good these seeds are for your health, you would want to eat them more often.
For 30-35 bites
1 cup(125 gr) poppy seeds, ground
1,5 cup(190 gr) sunflower seeds, ground
2 tsp vanilla powder
3 TbSp carob syrup(carob powder)
2-3 TbSp cacao powder
10 dates(soaked in some water for 1-2h)
+50 gr dates water
If you want to use honey in place of dates: 4-5 TbSps honey+ 4-5 TbSps water.
The carob syrop can be replaced by honey or other sweetener+carob powder.
In a blender mix all the ingredients until you get a homogenous paste. Roll into balls/bites of whatever size you like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.