Kids Coco Brownie Pops

This low Glycemic Index snack is packed with filling protein, has no sugar, flour or wheat so it’s great for your little ones or yourself!!


Benefits:

  • High in protein.

  • Will prohibit children from excessive snacking.

  • High in essential fatty acids and minerals.

  • Great for growing bodies.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (in total) of Walnuts, Almonds and/ or Brazil nuts  (ground)

  • 1 cup of Dates (unsweetened)

  • 1/2 cup of Dessicated Coconut

  • 5 tablespoons Cocoa Powder

  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract


Method:

Firstly, my advice would be to get your little ones involved in the preparation. This will keep they preoccupied and build some helpful practical habits for them.


Preparation: Get your Nuts and pour them into a food processor. Grind the Nuts until they are a powder consistency. Next, blend the Dates until they are smooth. If you find they are sticking to the sides of the food processor, simply add a small amount of water until they reach the smooth consistency you are after.


Mix the Nuts and Dates together in a large bowl. Add most of your coconut leaving a little for the finishing touches. Now add 5 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder stirring as you do and finally add your Vanilla extract or vanilla pod. Mix well.


Next, get a large chopping board and sprinkle the remaining coconut onto the board. Take a large heaped tablespoon of the mixture and scrap it onto a the chopping board. With your hands gently roll the mixture in circles until it turns into a ball shape.


Once you have your ball shaped Brownies push a lollipop stick through the middle of each one. Place the Brownie Pops in the fridge for an hour to set.



Cheat:


For a speedy alternative try wrapping a date around a Brazil Nut for those times when you simply don’t have time! You could dip it in a little nutella too.


Enjoy!


Anthony Delamare