Recipe: Raw Balls

These balls are half dessert, half power snack, and 100% delicious.  They are adapted from Alicia Silverstone’s book, The Kind Diet.  They are perfect if you have a sweet tooth like me, and they are very rich…. so just one goes a long way!

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 cup pitted dates

1/2 cup raw carob powder or cacao powder

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup almonds

2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut

Place the walnuts in a food processor and process until coarsely ground.  Add the dates and pulse until well combined.  Add carob powder, syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and salt.  Process until everything is thick and smooth.  Add the almonds last, and pulse until they are incorporated into your desired consistency.  You can leave them in crunchy chunks, or process until they are smaller.

Form your mixture into golf-ball sized balls.  Roll in coconut, and freeze until hardened.   Eat them straight from the freezer.

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