View Full Version : Help with Alissa's Fudge Balls
01-22-2006, 05:32 PM
I made Alissa's Fudge Balls last night and they are yummy but to gooey. I made the mistake of using some of the date soak water and they are really gooey have not firmed up. I tried freezing them but when I take them out they are mushy again. Fine for me but I wanted to share them with friends.
I was thinking of tossing them back into the processor with something to firm them up. Any suggestions for what I could add?
01-22-2006, 06:15 PM
Just put them back in the food processor with some almond meal, that should do it! Or you could make some of your own nut meal, and then incorporate the balls you already have.
01-22-2006, 09:19 PM
I tried to make these a few times in the fall - and I also had this problem. They were so gooey that I had to eat them with a spoon - even from the fridge! I have since come up with a recipe that is similar but uses more dry ingredients. Play with the recipe a bit - until you have the consistency you want. :D
01-23-2006, 04:51 PM
just keep them in the freezer. they will be the perfect consistency then. or if you dont want to, add coconut oil which will firm up in the fridge
01-23-2006, 05:32 PM
Hope you're able to salvage this one this time, or eat it as a pudding, (it IS tasty, is it not?:) )
BUT, FYI for next time....
Actually, the recipe does work extremely well, as written, if you don't soak the dates first! My mother in law made these for a special dinner for my husband and me recently, and had no problems. I too, make it frequently as a special treat for my family and have never had the problem you describe. However, there must not be even a drop of water added to it, either before (as in soaking the dates), or after. It is supposed to be very stiff! The addition of the carob powder makes it the right consistency for rolling into perfect balls.
01-23-2006, 10:08 PM
Thanks rawandnatural. I will make a note to not soak the dates.
I salvaged this batch. They are yummy right out of the freezer, guess I won't share them unless I do it at home....more for me that way:)!! And YES they are just wonderful!
I made a new batch and added almond flour from ground almonds and it helped but then they lost some of their sweetness, so I added honey. They got a little softer but are still stiffer than the first batch.
01-24-2006, 06:34 PM
1 cup date paste*
1 1/4 cup raw almond butter
1 1/4 cup raw carob powder
1/3 cup honey - Optional I didn't think it was necessary - taste it first then decide.
I added coconut and sunflower seeds to some - just a little. Some I rolled in Carob Powder, or sunflower seeds. One time I mixed in rawnola for an interesting crunch to it. I love crunchy. Have fun you can roll these in so many things..... It is like brownie bite crossed with truffels :)
* 1 lb dates = 1 cup date paste. Can use green life/green power or champion juicer with blank screen to make paste. I actually soaked them for a bit.
Let me know if you like it or try it :)
Edit- make your own date paste in your juicer - I guess buying date paste isn't raw. I knew bought it - I just make my own. Good to know though.
I'm sure it would work if you put it in the food processor as well.
01-24-2006, 11:38 PM
Thanks!! I will look for date paste in the my health food market tomorrow.
01-25-2006, 12:03 AM
If you buy date paste, it will almost certainly not be raw. As mentioned, Alissa's recipe works perfectly (and it's SOOOO simple) if you just have dates that are the right consistency. If your dates are soft, they're great just the way they are. If they're really hard, dried up dates, you should soak them but just for a little bit and make sure there's not water when you mix them. Basically, no ingredient for this should be runny.
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