Root parsley hemp seed bonbons

Healthy bonbons with a surprising taste!

These bonbons with root parsley and hemp seed are the perfect solution for anyone who enjoys a healthy snack every now and then! And as a bonus, it doesn’t take long to prepare them either.

I had these two fellows laying around this week:

Amandelmeel en de wortelpeterseli
Almond meal and root parsley

You probably know the almond meal on the left; its little friend on the right you might not. It’s not parsnip but root parsley, which is the root of the parsley plant and even though it resembles its slightly bigger friend the parsnip, its taste is much more aromatic.

So what do you do with root parsley? Well first of all, you can make really nice fries out of them, slice and cook or bake it, but it’s ever nicer to put it in these sweet bonbon recipe.

The aromatic taste of the root parsley combines perfectly with the marzipan taste of almond mea. With the dates, hemp seed and the simple yet optional chocolate coating you get super tasty and healthy bonbons.

Root parsley hemp seed bonbons

Delicious bonbons with root parsley and hemp seed
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 root parsley
  • 2 handfuls hemp seed
  • 7 medjool dates soaked in water
  • 3 tbsp almond meal
  • cocoa
  • soy milk unsweetened
  • stevia or other sweetener - optional



  • Cut or slice the root parsley and steam it in about 20-25 minutes. You must be able to easily get a fork through it before it's done. You can also boil it but then be sure to remove most of the excess liquid.
  • Put the hemp seed in a mixer and mix well, preferably a couple of minutes.
  • Add the root parsley and mix again.
  • Add the almond meal and mix again.
  • Make sure the dates are dry before adding them. Add them to the mixture one by one and mix until the whole is sticky and no big pieces of date are left in the mixture.
  • Roll little balls from your "dough". You can eat these immediately, or put a chocolate coating around them.

Chocolate coating

  • Put some soy milk in a pot and sieve several tablespoons of cocoa into the milk.
  • Bring to boil, and let it boil until you get a thick sort of chocolate sauce. Optionally, during the boiling process you could add some stevia, yacon syrup, or dates to sweeten.
  • It works best if you have a bonbon mold. Otherwise, it works pretty well to put some chocolate sauce on your hands and roll the balls around in your hands until they are covered in sauce. Put them on a saucer lined with baking paper.
  • Put in the fridge to cool and stiffen.

Author: Jonathan

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