Thursday, November 18, 2010

Coconut Almond Cocoa Balls (Gluten Free)

I continue to experiment on making different kind of "snack balls". I sent some of these to my daughter and she Loved them. She keeps talking about them. I need to send her some more. =) I just store them in my freezer in a plastic Ziplock. They are a quick and healthy snack. The good part is that it tastes good as well. =)
This is the coconut cream I used, I have also used coconut oil.

1C pitted dates
1 T unsweetened cocoa
2 1/2 T coconut cream or coconut oil
1/4 C almonds
1/4 C unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla


1.Put dates and nuts in the blender or food processor. Blend till it is ground up fine. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend till it is all combined.

2. Dump out on to a bowl or plate and roll into balls. The yield you get, will depend on the size you want them to be. I made them a little smaller this time, and I made about 10.

* It is better to make multiple batches. If you put too much into the blender or food processor at one time, the ingredients won't get chopped up and mixed as well. That has been my experience.
They are a yummy treat.

*The mix doesn't stick together until you roll them into balls. When you pour out, it will be all separated. Then when you roll a clump together it will stick together. If you want it to be moister you could add a little more honey. Happy snacking!


  1. Ooh! These look delicious, and a really tasty treat for a celiac during the holidays. Thanks for posting this! :)