Healthy Holiday Treat – Raw Chocolate Coconut Balls

The holiday season can be a challenging time to stay healthy but this year, after having a baby in the summer, I am trying my best to steer clear of too much sugar and be healthy as ever. After much experimenting in my kitchen I made these raw chocolate coconut balls, which have become a new favorite treat. They are naturally full of wholesome nutritious ingredients and are great for the holiday season and a healthy & wholesome alternative to chocolate and other sugar laden Christmas confections.

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perfect healthy treats packed with fiber & healthy omega 3 fats

With raw unsweetened cocoa, unsweetened coconut, flax seeds & almonds they make a satisfying snack full of fiber, healthy fats and protein. They only take 15 minutes to make and keep well in the fridge.

Recipe goes here…

Raw Chocolate Coconut Balls

  • ½ cup (120 ml) unsweetened coconut, grated
  • 3/4 (180 ml) cup finely chopped raw almonds or almond meal
  • 1-2 tbsp organic agave or honey
  • 3 tbsp raw unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 tsp organic flax seeds
  • 2 tsp organic chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water. Enough to make mixture a thick paste you can easily form and roll into little balls (add more if needed)
  • 3 tbsp hemp protein powder (I like to use Manitoba Harvest from Whole Foods. You cannot taste it and it makes them extra filling!)
  • Optional: 2-3 tbsp rum (this is a new thing I tried for my Christmas batch and it is brilliant! Adjust water content accordingly)

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together thoroughly until it forms a firm sticky dough. Form little round balls and refrigerate before serving.

NOTE – To mix up the look, you can roll the balls in coconut or chopped almonds while they are still moist.

 

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5 Responses to Healthy Holiday Treat – Raw Chocolate Coconut Balls

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  2. Lucia Galova says:

    Hi,
    I have just discovered your blog and it’s simply amazing.
    Had to try banana bread and bliss balls and they are delish!
    Keep up good work, endless inspiration!
    Lucia

  3. Maureen says:

    Just came across this and it looks interesting to make this for my birthday when I’m celebrating at work. Something different than cake and much healthier.
    However, how big do you make the balls and how many balls can you make with the recipe and how many balls do average people eat (I plan to make them as a side for the lunch break).
    And can you leave out the flax and chia seeds and hemp powder and if so, do you have to correct that bij using less honey and/or less water?
    I think it will taste great with a hint of eggnog/advocaat instead of the rum as well 🙂

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