Tees St Cafe's matcha and figs bliss balls

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Photo: Yanina Tacchini
Photo: Yanina Tacchini
Tees St Cafe's matcha and figs bliss balls

Makes 10-12

200g dried figs, soaked for 5 minutes in warm water, then strained.
100g pitted dates
200g pistachios
50g pumpkin seeds
2 tsp vanilla extract
110g desiccated coconut
1 Tbsp matcha powder, plus extra for dusting
150g 70% dark chocolate, melted

Place the figs, dates, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, vanilla extract, matcha and coconut in a food processor and process for 5 minutes, scraping down the sides until the mixture comes together.

Roll into balls and dip them one by one in the melted chocolate. Set aside.

Once cooled, dust the bliss balls with the extra matcha powder.

Recipe requested by Tom McKinlay, of Dunedin. Recipe provided by Tees St Cafe, Oamaru.

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