These raw cacao balls are an excellent way to increase those much needed good fats and minerals such as magnesium, and best of all a melting moment treat that beats any chocolate bar, minus the gluten, refined sugar and chemicals.

These are my go-to’s, when I need to get back on track and want to really emphasis nutrient density to it’s maximum.

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Raw Cacao Balls
Excellent healthy nutrient dense treat to have at home to combat those sugar cravings!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
2 balls per serving
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
2 balls per serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak the almonds in filtered water for at least 4 hours, rinse off the brown residue, and wash thoroughly with water.
  2. Gently pulsate all ingredients together in a food processor with an s-blade, until a smooth consistency is forming. Slowly increase the speed. You do not need to mix for long. You can also use a good blender if you do not have a food processor, just takes a bit of starting and stopping to ensure a smooth consistency.
  3. This is where it gets messy… With your beautiful clean and fragrant soap-free hands, start rolling into small bite size balls. Making sure when you roll, they are nice and compact. Now the childhood memories may come rushing back of devouring the cooking dough when baking! Do try the mixture for a cheeky taste, however try to resist eating too much!
  4. Once you have rolled all your raw cacao mixture into beautiful balls, store in an air-tight container in the freezer. Take out a couple at a time, thaw for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
  5. Store up to 2 months. They do keep well, so long as they are in the freezer. However chances are, they will go quick!
Recipe Notes

Almonds

Opt for the more natural ones where you can see smooth ridges throughout, they are lighter in colour.  Some packaged almonds look like plastic to put it politely.  They are much darker in colour, already worn and most likely rancid.

Dates

If you struggle with sugar cravings, I would suggest to avoid dried fruits altogether for a few months, or at least until you have kicked those sugar cravings to the curb.  Dried fruits can cause your blood glucose levels to rapidly increase.

Raw cacao powder

Go easy, if you are trying to avoid caffeine or experience too much of a buzz after coffee stimulating foods.  This powerful powder delivers a rich punch of magnesium, not to mention is energising.

Coconut oil

I added this to help with the consistency, and to balance out the fruit sugars from the dates.  You can also use water.

Nut butter

Improvise what you have, almond or hazelnut butter is also good.  I like how it adds another dimensional flavour and consistency to these gluten-free treats.