Making a mess in the kitchen can be good for both body and soul. Not only are you taking control of your health, but when you cook and bake for yourself you are telling your body that you care enough about it to make an active effort in sustaining it.

We don’t always have the time to make a meal from scratch, and cutting corners shouldn’t mean our nutrition gets short changed too.

Thankfully Nude Foods have developed healthy baking premixes that make preparing sweet treats for friends and family a breeze. Though Easter is the time I usually whip up my hot cross bun cheesecake, these salted caramel maca balls have a lot less calories and take a fraction of the time to make.

Health enthusiasts will be happy to know that this gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free mixture will balance your body’s PH levels, while boosting your immune system too. This is especially important as we head into autumn and winter, we have all seen the seasonal flu’s starting to creep into our offices, schools and homes.

Impress guests at your next dinner party with these decadent bite-sized desserts, or pop them into the kids’ lunchboxes as a break time surprise.

Makes 16 – 20 balls (depending on size)

INGREDIENTS:

METHOD:

  1. Pour premix into a bowl.
  2. Add vanilla extract, nut butter and honey/syrup to the dry mixture.
  3. Combine dry and wet ingredients until mixture is thick and smooth.
  4. Using a tablespoon, portion out some of the mixture and shape into balls with your hands.
  5. Place into the fridge for 2 hours if you want a soft, chewy texture. Place in freezer for 2 hours if you prefer them harder.
  6. Take the balls out of fridge/freezer and roll in your desired garnish.
  7. Put balls back in fridge/freezer to enjoy at tea time or after dinner.