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Nut Balls Recipe

Author: Petro

Ingredients

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 3 table spoons raisins optional
  • caramel sauce recipe here
  • coconut flakes and crushed walnuts for decorating the balls

For the caramel sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cups miniature marshmallows

You will also need:

  • saucepan
  • large mixing bowl
  • bamboo spatula
  • cooking spray
  • baking sheet
  • wax paper

Instructions

  • Line the baking sheet with wax paper
  • Crush the walnuts in small bits
  • Dice the raisins
  • Make half the caramel sauce indicated in the linked recipe
  • Leave the caramel sauce on a side for a few minutes to cool a bit
  • Mix walnuts and raisins
  • Slowly pour caramel sauce over walnuts/raisins mixture while mixing using a bamboo spoon/spatula. Add the sauce bit by bit until you're happy with the texture and firmness. 
  • Stop when walnuts and raisins are well coated with sauce (you might not need all the sauce, based on your preferences)
  • If the walnut caramel mixture is cool enough to touch, spray cooking oil on your palms and quickly start making small balls then place them in the lined baking sheet
  • Transfer the balls to a freezer for about 5 minutes
  • Reshape them if you need to; make sure your palms are coated with oil
  • Roll through coconut flakes/crushed walnuts/chocolate powder
  • Store the bites in the fridge for no longer than a week