Sunday, July 17, 2011

No Bake Dark Chocolate Dough Balls

This is such an easy no bake sweet dessert and the dark chocolate, dates and nuts makes it rich and crunchy. This is definitely a raw dessert with no butter or flour or eggs. This recipe makes 12 servings. Adapted from Oh She Glows


1/2 cup raw almonds
12 Medjool dates (1 cup packed and pitted)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (65% cacao)
1/4 cup organic shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts


In a food processor, add the almonds and process until a fine crumb. Be sure not to over process and release the oils too much.
Now add in the dates and process until chunky. Add in the rest of the ingredients (except walnuts) and process until a dough forms. Pulse in walnuts so they remain chunky.
Add a bit more liquid sweetener if dough is too dry.
Form into 1-inch balls with a small ice cream scoop. Store in refrigerator or freezer. If they stay around long enough. Enjoy!

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