coconut cocoa balls

BALLS! again! my favorite snacks these days, especially in the afternoon. Why? These little gems are packed with good fats, fiber (2.5g in a 13g ball) and flavor. You clearly taste the cocoa which makes them nice chocolatey, but then they are not too sweet and quite filling due to the fat. A big PLUS is that due to the low carb content it doesn't spike your insulin levels. 

I used to melt dark chocolate to use it as a glaze for all kinds of goodies. What I do now is simply combine melted coconut oil and raw cocoa powder, a splash of maple syrup and a pinch of salt and it works just as fine. That way you can control the sweetness of it much better. 

afternoon bliss balls 

BALLS

2/3 cup (60g) coconut flour

2 tbsp (30g) sunflower seed butter

1 tbsp coconut oil

30ml maple syrup

1/2 cup almonds

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 pinch of sea salt

 

GLAZE

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

1 tsp maple syrup

1 pinch of sea salt

add ingredients into a food processor and blend until combined 

add a splash of water if it doesn't come together 

roll pieces of dough in your hand until balls form (approx. 16 pieces)

set aside 

 

 

 

 

 

for the glaze melt coconut oil 

add rest of ingredients and stir until dissolved and smooth

 

dip balls in glaze then coconut shreds or chopped nuts 


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ENJOY AND LEAVE A COMMENT
 

XX JZ 

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