Get ready to celebrate World Chocolate Day in style with our delectable, zero-waste Chocolate Delight Balls recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth while minimising waste. This guilt-free treat combines ingredients that may otherwise go to waste, making it a win-win for your taste buds and the planet.
- 1 cup of overripe bananas (the riper, the better!)
- ½ cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- ¼ cup of nut butter (e.g., almond butter, peanut butter)
- ¼ cup of maple syrup (or any natural sweetener of your choice)
- ¼ cup of shredded coconut (optional, for added texture and flavour)
- A pinch of salt
- Your favourite toppings (e.g., chopped nuts, dried fruits, cacao nibs)
Step 1: Embrace the beauty of zero waste by repurposing those overripe bananas that might otherwise go to waste. Mash them in a mixing bowl until smooth and creamy.
Step 2: Add cocoa powder, nut butter, maple syrup, shredded coconut (if desired), and a pinch of salt to the bowl. Mix everything thoroughly until well combined. The mixture should have a thick, fudgy consistency that will tingle your taste buds.
Step 3: Now comes the fun part! Take small spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or better, a reusable baking mat.
Step 4: If you’re feeling extra creative, roll the chocolate balls in your favourite toppings like chopped nuts, dried fruits, or cacao nibs. This adds a delightful texture and makes each bite a unique flavour.
Step 5: Once you’ve shaped all the chocolate balls, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm them up. This step also helps the flavours meld together, resulting in a rich and decadent treat.
Step 6: After chilling, your zero-waste Chocolate Delights are ready to be enjoyed! Serve them on a platter and relish every guilt-free bite. These delightful treats can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week!