These balls are very delicious and very nutritious at the same time- so lang as you use  activated almonds- and if possible- activated oats as they are extremely high in phytic acid (read more about it in a recent post http://plantbasedhappy.com/?p=6272).

The balls freeze well and I pack them frozen for morning snack at school. By the time the kids eat them they will have thawed. I love to serve them together with an espresso after dinner when we have guests.

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Make sure you push down on the food processor while making the dough, otherwise it will wobble around your kitchen counter.

Raw Chocolate Balls
Author: Ursula Hienz
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup activated almonds
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp activated rolled oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1- 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 2 tsp cacao powder to coat them (optional)
Instructions
  1. Process almonds in a food processor until flour like.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the cacao nibs and water. Process for 5 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time to get a sticky consistency. Add more water if necessary.
  4. Form small balls with moist fingers and roll them in cacao powder.

 

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