Cacao & coconut balls

These are a big hit in my home and with friends. Then again I have a huge soft spot for dates and love to eat them as a sweet treat alternative. I love the toffee taste you get from them. More importantly I love that they contain more then 15 minerals including selenium which is linked to cancer prevention. Also they contain a good source of fibre that helps lower the bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Chocolate, date and coconut power balls

  • 10 pitted dates
  • 50g cacao powder
  • 25g whole almonds (or pecans, walnuts etc)
  • 4 small cups of coconut flakes or desicated coconut
  • 30g maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of water 
  • Blend in the mixer then roll into balls and bake for 10mins at 180 degrees
  • *Adjust the ingredients to your taste