Easy and fun to make chocolatey raw food treat
If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for some easy-to-make healthy sweet treats then, I hear you. These chocolate, almond, and coconut bliss balls are really fun to make and your kids will love them too.
You'll want them to come out squishy and also a bit chewy in texture. Totally lovely with a cuppa in the afternoon.
By the way, they also make gorgeous chocolate gifts for birthdays and Christmas either wrapped up in a box or you could fill a jar with them instead.
This recipe is the first raw treat I made back in 2011 and we still enjoy these at home on a regular basis. If you’re starting a raw food diet but are worried about introducing raw food to your kids or your partner then making raw treats and desserts now and then is an easy way to show them how wonderful raw food can be.
Raw energy balls made with cacao, coconut, and almonds
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Raw Food
1 Cup Ground Almonds
1 Cup Dates
1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
1 Tbsp Cocoa or Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1-2 Tbsp Water
You will need
Mixer with an S blade
After making the Almond Milk you should be left with approximately 1 cup of ground almonds in your nut milk bag so this is what we’re going to use to make this recipe. If you like you can use ground almonds from a packet instead and that will be great too. You may need to add a little more water to keep them squishy.
Soak the dates in a small amount of just boiled water from the kettle for about 5 minutes just to soften them slightly. Drain them saving about 1 tbsp of the soak water.
In the meantime, hold back half the dessicated coconut then add the rest of the ingredients (apart from the water) to the mixer. Now add the softened dates.
Mix for a few minutes until completely smooth. If it hasn’t quite all come together then add a tablespoon of water and mix again until it all starts to come together.
Roll about a tablespoon size of the mixture into a ball with the palm of your hands. You should be able to make about 15 bliss balls.
Spread the remaining desiccated coconut onto a large plate and roll the balls one at a time into the coconut to cover.
Chocolate, almond & coconut bliss balls will keep stored & covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.