Even if we have already published a similar recipe in the blog, under Coconut Balls Without Sugar, this recipe is still different because it contains other ingredients and in addition, these balls do not go in the oven!
We just moved into a new apartment, and the neighbors kindly brought us some “choco” balls like this rolled in coconut. The young girl clarified that it was “sugar free, all organic”. How did she know we don’t eat sugar? She must have heard it from the other neighbors in the block who all took back their welcome cakes full of sugar. No means no!
In short, it inspired me to make my own energy balls with this recipe which also includes Chia seeds, seen not so long ago.
Here are the ingredients to pick up at the grocery store if you don’t already have them:
1 cup of raw almonds
15 Medjool dates
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. of blanched almond butter
2 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. whole black chia seeds.
The almonds are mixed in the blender to give them a fine texture but still consistent.
All the other ingredients are added to make a homogeneous mixture.
We roll the balls in our wet hands and put them on waxed paper. They can also be rolled in grated coconut or a mixture of chopped nuts.
It’s possible to freeze them for several weeks, but who is going to be able to keep them in the freezer for so long?
In conclusion, I would like to point out that these “dumplings” are very popular with everyone in our family, and that I had the opportunity
to practice making them several times in the same week because they went so quickly! Here is the result in all its splendor:
Note to our readers: we’re soon going to fall short on sugar-free recipes so we’re faced with two options:
- or you send us your own sugar-free recipes, and we’ll try and if it’s good we publish.
- or we’ll switch to another food-related serie, such as no-gluten or no-milk.
What do YOU think?
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