Chocolate, chickpea, fig and almond balls

Oct 24, 2017 | Sweet Things


Makes about 16

  • 400g tin of cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 50g dried figs, chopped
  • 100g of cashews
  • 2 tbsp of raw cacao
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Unsweetened dessicated coconut to decorate, or you could use sesame seeds or cacao powder.


Begin by draining the chickpeas and rinsing under cold water, then pat dry to remove any excess water. Add the cashews, figs cacao, maple syrup and salt to a food processor and blitz until mixed and has become a sticky dough form. Next take out spoonfuls of the mix and shape into balls, pop into the fridge to firm up. When this is done roll in your preferred outer coating.
They can be stored in the fridge or freezer.