Thursday, April 28, 2011

Raw Cacao Snack Balls

These were actually a flopped Raw Cake Pop trial. They were still so good, that I knew I had to do something with them. I have been snacking on them the last several days and have to restrain myself from eating all of them at once. :)

*This recipe is linked to Simple Lives Thursday and Real Food Weekly. Check out all the great recipes, info and tips.

Raw Cacao Snack Balls
Makes 8 balls

1 cup nuts, soaked 4 hours (I used almonds, pecans and walnuts)
6 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons nut butter (I used cashew butter)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao/cocoa powder
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/4 teaspoons salt (add more if your nut butter is not salted)

1. Drain and rinse the nuts. In a food processor, using the metal S blade, process the nuts until they are a fine meal.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until it becomes a smooth paste. Take a heaping tablespoon and form into balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (if you can stand to wait). Serve.

Note: If your dates are not soft, soak them for 4 hours as well.


  1. Not cake-like enough? They sound tasty as is. :)

  2. Yes, not cake-like enough. I don't know how I am going to accomplish that doing a raw cake pop. :) Plus, I didn't really want to do chocolate for the Challenge. I am working on a Strawberry Shortcake tonight. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

  3. Mmm, they look like chocolate truffles, so yummy. I'd be snacking on those nonstop too. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cocoa snack balls up.

  4. Hi Tressa,
    Your Cacao Balls look delicious. This recipe is going on my "to cook" list. It really looks good! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week! I am your newest follower.

  5. Thanks Helen! :) I have been stalking your blog for awhile. I have been loving browsing all the recipes. :)


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