Mojito & Tequila+Lime Bites

This is a recipe I was developing for a mass-catering event that didn’t happen – it was to be a loosely Mexican theme, with lots of different desserts. These are ‘energy balls’ with less of the energy and more of the alcohol…

Makes about 30 (I boiled double the amount of dates then split it, as my food processor works better if there’s more in it).

Needs to be made the night before to allow the mixtures to set and the flavours to infuse.

Ingredients (also listed below in method)

250g dates

1 1/2 cups oat flour (can be made by blending dry oats, doesn’t need to be super fine)

1 tbspĀ golden/brown rice/agave syrup etc (optional)

For Mojito bites:

2 tbsp white rum

2 mint springs, leaves finely chopped

Zest of 1 lime

Ground nuts or seeds (about 1/4 cup), to roll in – I used Lidl’s flax cereal topper

For Tequila and Lime bites:

2 1/2 tbsp tequila

Zest of 2 limes

Dessicated coconut (about 1/4 cup), to roll in

 

Method:

For both flavours:

Boil 250g pitted dates in water for ~10 minutes, or until soft.

Strain (leaving some moisture is fine)

Blend until smooth (a food processor is best here).

For the Mojito bites, add while mixing:

2 tbsp white rum

Zest of 1 lime

2 sprigs’ worth of fresh mint, finely chopped

Then gradually add 1 1/2 cups oat flour while mixing

If you have a sweet tooth, add 1 tbsp golden/brown rice/agave syrup etc

For the Tequila and Lime bites, add while mixing:

2 1/2 tbsp tequila

Zest of 2 limes

Then gradually add 1 1/2 cups oat flour while mixing

If you have a sweet tooth, add 1 tbsp golden/brown rice/agave syrup etc

Refrigerate overnight.

Using a teaspoon, roll a small amount of mixture into a ball (a bit smaller than a Ferrero Rocher).

Roll the Tequila & Lime bites in dessicated coconut

Roll the Mojito bites in ground nuts or seeds

And, er, remember they’re more alcoholic than they taste!!

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