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Cacao Wonder Balls

February 21 2015
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Snack attack! It happens to the best of us. Well, these cacao balls will be your best friends when that 3pm snack attack calls. Jam-packed with energy and superfood goodness, these sweet morsels are great for on-the-go, by your desk at work, or in your fridge at home.

These cacao balls are also SO easy to make! I usually make a batch and store them in the fridge, which will typically last me for a couple of weeks.

Rolling the mixture into balls can be a little time-consuming. If you are strapped for time, you could alternatively press the mixture into a baking paper-lined tray, pop it in the fridge overnight, and then slice it into squares... cacao wonder squares?!

I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do.

 


 

 

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Ingredients

GF, VGN, RSF
20 mins
Makes about 28 balls
  • 2½ cups pitted dates
  • 1 cup natural almonds
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts
  • 5 heaped tbs cacao powder
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  •  cup shredded coconut
  • A tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • Extra cacao for rolling 

Method

  1. Add the almonds, cashews, pecans / walnuts, coconut and chia seeds into a food processor.
  2. Whizz until they are a rough crumb texture.
  3. Now add in the dates, cacao and cinnamon and whizz until the dates are mixed through.
  4. Next add in the goji berries and pulse for a few seconds until just mixed through. (The mixture should still be crumbly but will come together nicely when pressed in your hands)
  5. Take a large tablespoon of the mixture and press and mould into a ball.
  6. Roll in extra cacao powder or keep as they are.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. 3pm snack attack... take that! 

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