Healthy Chocolate Balls
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Deliciously moist and healthy chocolate balls. Made without refined sugar means they are healthy too!
Ingredients
  • 14 medjool dates, pit removed
  • ½ cup walnuts (or any nut will do!)
  • 2 TBSP flax meal (or almond meal)
  • 1 TBSP agave or other favorite sweetener (optional)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder + extra for rolling
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp sea salt + more to taste
Instructions
  1. Remove the pits of the dates by squeezing the date until pits are visible. Pull out pit and discard.
  2. Soak pitted dates in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes. This will help increase their stickiness which is essential for this recipe. Drain and squeeze out excess water.
  3. Place the nuts into the food processor and pulse until ground.
  4. Add in the remainder of the ingredients and pulse until well combined. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides as you go.
  5. Taste mixture to determine if more salt, vanilla, or sweetener is needed.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls (think the size of truffles!). If you find the dough is too sticky to roll, add more flax meal until it reaches a consistency you can work with.
  7. Meanwhile, pour cocoa powder onto plate. Upon finishing rolling a ball, roll in cocoa powder until completely covered. You could also roll in melted chocolate, sprinkles, coconut flakes - the possibilities are endless!
  8. Lay balls out on baking sheet. Once all balls are finished and on baking sheet, place in freezer until set enough so won't stick together. Store in airtight container in the freezer (the centers will not freeze).
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Eat Clean with Kate at http://eatcleanwithkate.com/vegan-friendly-chocolate-truffles/