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Fudgy Cacao Balls

This is a special recipe for all my readers who feel they just NEED a healthy chocolaty treat, OCCASIONALLY!

2 cups ground raw almonds

3/4 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup raisins

8 dates, pitted

1 tbsp coconut oil

a pinch of himalayan salt

3 tbsp water

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes

  • Soak almonds in water for 24 hours, then rinse well.
  • Place them in a dehydrator or on 150 degrees in oven until dried.
  • grind almonds to a flour .
  • add dates, raisins, cacao, coconut oil and salt
  • blend well in food processor
  • add water blend again
  • take a small amount of batter and roll with damp hands into a walnut sized ball
  •  dip in coconut and place on tray
  • repeat until the mixture is all used up
  • Refrigerate to harden to a fudge like consistency

NOTE: These delicious fudge balls are a treat and are meant to be enjoyed in moderation. Cacao has many beneficial elements, but also caffeine and other compounds that are not healthy in large amounts.

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9 Comments

  1. Patricia Jemal
    December 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm ·

    These are the best !!

  2. kady
    December 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm ·

    Perfect! These need to be locked up, and fast!

    • Joy Harari
      December 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm ·

      I know they are addictive, but if you savor one and eat it slowly it does the trick!!

  3. Shelly
    October 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm ·

    Really look forward to getting your emails!

    • Joy Harari
      October 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm ·

      Thanks Shelly! That means a lot coming from you!

  4. Lillian Haddad
    October 25, 2012 at 8:01 am ·

    Hi Joy, I just started following you, as suggested by your niece, and I must congratulate you and thank you. This is wonderful. I will be looking forward to reading all your tips and advice on a regular basis.

    These fudge balls sound delicious, do you know how many calories each ball might have?

    Thanks Lillian

    • Joy Harari
      October 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm ·

      Hi Lillian,

      Welcome! I don’t know how many calories are in these balls. I am not big on calorie counting. It is not a very precise approach to weight control because there are so many variables with digestion, insulin response and metabolism.
      If you eat one slowly and with pleasure, occasionally it should be fine. Love and hugs.

  5. October 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm ·

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    • Joy Harari
      October 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm ·

      Thanks. Yes I designed it, but I started with a wordpress theme for the basics.