Raw Cacao Balls

Raw Cacao Balls

Raw Cacao Balls

Who said that Vegan’s don’t get to enjoy chocolate?! This recipe will dispel that myth and I’ve had a lot of enjoyment creating (and eating) it. These raw cacao balls are a delicious way to use up the pulp from your homemade almond milk. Be warned though- it’s hard to stop at one and even though these are good for you, the cacao will have you bouncing off the walls before you realise it!

 

Equipment:

Food Processor

Trays for refrigerating

 

Ingredients

1 ½  cups of squeezed almond pulp  (This is equivalent to all the pulp left over from the Almond Milk- click here recipe for instructions )

1 ½  cups cashews

2 cups dates

¾ cup plus 2 Tabs of raw cacao (available from the health food store/ aisle)

½ cup dried coconut

5 Tabs (or 90 ml) of pure Maple Syrup or Agave

1 ½ Tabs of psyllium husks (available at the health food store)

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt (or any sea salt if you don’t have this)

4 Tabs of Cacao nibs

 

Preparation

1. Place cashews in the food processor and process until they become small and crumbly.

2. Add dates to the cashews. Process both ingredients until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.

3. Add the cacao, Maple Syrup/ Agave, almond pulp and sea salt. Process until the ingredients are just mixed together (Don’t over process, we don’t want it to turn into butter!). Add the psyllium and process again.

4. Stir in the cacao nibs- do not blend. This will give the fudge mixture a nice chocolate-y ‘crunch’.

5. Roll the mixture into small balls and place on a tray. The mixture will be quite moist so it’s a good idea to store it in the freezer (Don’t worry, it will still be nice a chewy).

6. Enjoy! But try not to bounce off the walls 😉 Makes about 20-30 balls, depending on how big you make them.

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7 Responses to Raw Cacao Balls

  1. Claudia says:

    This was the recipe I was hoping for ;-), thank you

  2. Gator Woman says:

    Recently heard some scary stuff about cashews, as it my very favorite one,
    am now looking for Organic. Still looking!

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