Healthy Easter: Raw Choc Coconut Balls

Check out the latest recipe from Ness’s blog, Mums in the Kitchen! These raw little chocolate treats are pretty amazing.  Not only do they actually taste great, but they are also gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and egg-free.  Amazing!  Even my husband, who was pretty sceptical of the raw chocolate, really enjoyed these! The chia seeds are […]

By 96five Tuesday 26 Mar 2013RecipesReading Time: 1 minute

Raw Choc Coconut Balls

Check out the latest recipe from Ness’s blog, Mums in the Kitchen!

These raw little chocolate treats are pretty amazing.  Not only do they actually taste great, but they are also gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and egg-free.  Amazing!  Even my husband, who was pretty sceptical of the raw chocolate, really enjoyed these!

The chia seeds are a fantastic addition for crunch and for health benefits.  These are a wonderful Easter treat that are quick and easy to make, and won’t give you the guilts!

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Ingredients
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling
1/4 cup chia seeds
4 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
3 tablespoons raw peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit (eg apricots, dates, raisins)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

Method
Place cashews in a food processor and process until finely chopped.  Add coconut, chia seeds and cocoa powder and pulse until combined.

Add remaining ingredients and process until combined.

Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls and roll in extra coconut.  Refrigerate.

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