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Not quite raw chocolate energy balls

September 4, 2013

The only reason they’re not quite raw chocolate balls is because the only coconut I had in the house for rolling them in was lightly toasted! Everything else about them is raw, sugar free and gluten free and continues the better-health path I am currently on. These are easy to make and I used the leftover almond pulp from the previous recipe when I made almond milk.

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INGREDIENTS
1 cup whole natural almonds soaked in 1 cup of water for several hours (or use left over almond pulp from making almond milk)
1 cup pitted dates soaked in warm water for 15mins (use medjool dates if your budget allows)
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup dessicated coconut or coconut chips
2 tbsp raw honey or organic maple syrup
1/3 cup of goji berries/cocoa nib mix (optional)

METHOD
Drain the water from the almonds and the dates then add all ingredients in a food process until thick and smooth. If the mix seems too dry then just add a little water to get the right consistency 9similar to very thick icing). Scrape the food processor contents into a bowl and place in the fridge for an hour. Roll into balls and roll in the extra dessicated coconut. Freeze or refrigerate. These make a great, healthy, chocolate snack when you need an energy boost.

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