This is a raw, dark chocolate treat that is very healthy!
Raw chocolate or cacao (pronounced ca-cow) is a very nutritious food, and is often called a ‘superfood’. It is high in antioxidants, which fight free radicals that damage our cells. It also contains lots of minerals needed by our body, such as: magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc and copper. Dates are a very healthy natural sweetener, and research shows that they won’t cause blood sugar problems – making them safe for diabetics to consume.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 24 balls
½ cup raw cashews (or cashew pieces)
½ cup raw walnuts
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1/8 cup raw cacao powder
1/8 cup raw cacao nibs
- Use a food processor. Process nuts until they are nicely ground up.
- Add dates and cacao powder. Process until the mixture starts to form clumps.
- Add cacao nibs and ‘pulse’ to mix.
- Form balls and refrigerate.
This recipe can be doubled easily.
Raw Cacao Balls also freeze well.
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