These are completely addictive!
1 mug stoned dates, covered in boiling water
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa
(tbsp whiskey, rum, orange water or other flavouring opt.)
2 mugs porridge oats (not the whole rolled ones!)
2 tbsp coconut oil or butter
dessicated coconut, icing sugar, hot chocolate poweder, cocoa or ground almonds to roll them in
Cover the dates in boiling water and leave to stand. Mix together the other ingredients in a bowl. Blend the date mixture until smooth, then add to dry mix and stir well.
The mix should be firm enough to handle, but still a bit sticky; if not add some more oats or some coconut, if too dry add a little water (or something stronger). Shape into small balls and roll in a plate covered with coconut. Store covered in fridge for up to 2 weeks, or freeze up to 3 months. This makes about 60.