I changed the recipe to suit the ingredients that I had on hand.
100g dried cherries
100g cashews, toasted
100g raw cacao nibs
30g maple syrup
Desiccated coconut for rolling as needed
Weigh the cacao nibs into the TMX and process 10 sec/speed 8. Throw the rest in except the coconut. Blend 10 sec/speed 8.
With damp hands, roll into tablespoon size balls and roll in coconut.
Tenina advises to let the balls sit for a while. Don't eat them right away. I totally agree with this. The flavours meld nicely after sitting.
The first time I made these I gave them to a friend. She likes this type of stuff. She's pregnant, and I thought these would make a nice little pick me up because they are full of good stuff like antioxidants. And I used organic ingredients (except the cherries). Of course, I had a mental discourse about "should I or shouldn't I?" "will she like them?" "am I being silly?" In the end I just decided to do it. I'm trying to push through my introvert tendency to over-analyse everything. I want to evaluate all possibilities, so I spend too much time thinking and not enough doing. I've decided that more doing is good. I think about my friends often, and I like doing things for them which is why I made more today.