Coconut Almond Snack Balls

April 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm 2 comments

I tasted these balls about a year ago.  A fellow dietitian and Dietetic Internship student was dealing with GI issues.  She is an avid marathon runner and desperately needed “safe” foods for her long runs and snacks.  She developed these balls and shared them with our class.  I LOVED them and have somewhat altered the recipe.  She now has a blog called Gluten Free Runner’s Kitchen.  Please check it out for more wonderful gluten-free recipes.  Read about her and you can find her original recipe for Raw Coconut Almond Bliss Balls which you may like better!

These balls are a perfect snack:  carbohydrates, protein, and fiber.  They are made of real food and contain healthy fats and a multitude of phytonutrients from every ingredient!  Great combination.  I hope you enjoy them!

Coconut Almond Snack Balls

10 pitted dates

1/2 cup raw almonds

2 Tablespoons Tahini

1/2 cup raw almond butter

3 Tablespoons honey

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup raw cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Using a food processor, chop dates and almonds until they are a fine crumb.  Add tahini, almond butter and honey and process again.  Add cocoa powder, coconut, and cinnamon and process one more time until smooth.  If the mixture is a little dry, add more almond butter.  If it is a little too wet, add more cocoa.

Form the mixture into balls (about 1 Tablespoon) and roll into coconut.  Refrigerate.  Savor!

On another note, it is starting to look like spring around here and I am so excited to feel the warm sun and enjoy more colors than just drab brown!

I hope to use a real camera (instead of my cell phone!) in the future!  As my practice “blossoms”, I can splurge on a camera!

Happy April!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elise  |  April 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Those look fantastic! I can’t wait to try them!

    Reply
  • 2. natalie  |  April 6, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I got to taste this batch and they were SO GOOD. They taste like dessert!

    Reply

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