Healthy cacao, coconut and date balls

A quick, healthy snack that you can make in advance and freeze. Start this recipe a day in advance.

Ingredients

12 Medjool dates
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup shredded coconut, plus 1/3 cup extra for rolling
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup cacao powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Method

MAKES: 16

(1) Place dates in a medium bowl and cover with water. Stand for 1 hour. Drain and discard seeds.

(2) Process dates, almond meal, shredded coconut, coconut oil, cacao powder and chia seeds until mixture comes together. Transfer to a bowl and stand for 20 minutes for chia seeds to soften.

(3) Place remaining coconut in a shallow dish.

(4) Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Roll in coconut to coat.

 

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