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Chocolate Coconut Almond Balls

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You’ve got to try these delicious and decadent yet wholesome and nutritious little balls of energy! Stash these in the freezer so you’ve got a tasty treat on hand to satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthier option.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons warm water

Instructions

  1. Whisk together oats, cocoa powder, and salt. Puree dates and water in a food processor or blender to form a paste. Add to bowl with oats and cocoa powder. Mix well, using hands if necessary, and form into balls.
  2. Spread almonds and coconut on a plate. Roll the balls, pressing the almonds into them when necessary. Makes about 12 one-inch diameter balls.
  3. Balls will keep for about one week covered in the fridge or 2-3 weeks in the freezer in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Yields: 12 servings | Serving Size: 1 ball | Calories: 92 | Total Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fiber: 3g | Sugars: 10g | Protein: 2g

SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4

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