Raw Cacao Treat Balls

I know I should have started this blog with a vegetable dish but I just couldn’t resist sharing my favourite treat with you. They are absolutely delicious and packed full of goodness and energy.

Ingredients:
240 gm raw, unsalted nuts (My favourite is a mix of 100gm macadamia and 140gm cashews)
30 gm Cacao powder (* See note below)
14 Fresh dates (Make sure you pit them before using)
2 tbs Tahini (I use Tahini made from hulled sesame seeds as the taste is milder than unhulled)
Container of Desiccated Coconut

Method:
Place nuts & Cacao powder in Thermomix and grind for 5 seconds on speed 9
Add dates and Tahini and mix for 50 seconds on speed 9
Form into balls and roll in desiccated coconut Makes approximately 15 balls

If you haven’t got a Thermomix then you will need to use a powerful blender and possibly a food processor.

* Cacao:
Cacao is cold pressed without solvents so that the nutrients are better preserved than in cocoa. Organic Cacao has over 360% more anti-oxidants than regular cocoa, 21 times more than green tea and 7 times more than dark chocolate. Cacao does not raise blood cholesterol and has no caffeine. These balls are a good way to get some calcium into your diet because both cacao powder and tahini contain calcium in usable forms.

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4 Responses to Raw Cacao Treat Balls

  1. Nikki Valentini says:

    Hi Paul, I sometimes use the almond meal left over from making Raw almond milk for this recipe, It is a great use for them. YUM! Nikki

  2. Sophie33 says:

    MMMMMM! I must make these balls soon! Yum Yum Yum!

    • Sophie, you’ll love them. I think the Cacao tastes nicer than Cocoa. I’d love any feedback you can give me on any of the dishes plus any recipes that you have found particularly tasty.
      I’d do so much appreciate all of your comments. Thanks again.
      Paul

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