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Two carrot coconut balls atop each other on a plate, with a glass jar full of more balls in the background

carrot coconut balls with dark chocolate


  • Author: Christiane
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20+ balls 1x

Description

Irresistible energy balls! Raw and delicious, easily made from a blend of almonds, carrots, coconut flakes, and butter and enriched with pieces of dark chocolate


Ingredients

Scale

Makes around 20 balls, depending on their size

1 cup almonds, chopped into small pieces

2 cups coconut flakes

1 midsize carrot, peeled and diced

1/2 cup soft butter

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp liquid honey or maple syrup

3 tbsp finely chopped dark chocolate (85% cocoa or above)

1 tbsp cocoa nibs (for more bite, optional)

Pinch of sea salt


Instructions

  1. Put the chopped almonds into a blender with 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil and honey and a pinch of salt and blend into a thick crunchy paste. Pieces should be very small so it may take a few minutes. Put into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Enter the carrot pieces and coconut flakes into the blender with another tablespoon each of coconut oil and honey. Blend well into small pieces – and then combine with the almond paste in a larger bowl.
  3. Chop up the chocolate into very small pieces. That may take a moment but is better than blending them as the pieces stay solid. Mix butter and chocolate – and cocoa nibs if you use them – with the paste and knead well. Add another pinch of salt to taste.
  4. Form balls slightly smaller than table tennis balls and refrigerate them in a glass box until a bit more solid. Enjoy cool or at room temperature. In a sealed glass container the carrot coconut stay fresh in your fridge for a few days.

Notes

If you prefer not to use honey, replace it with 2 tbsp of sukrin gold or a few drops of stevia applied one by one until you reach the desired sweetness.

Nutrition facts are per ball when recipe yield is 20 balls. Here, for a change, nutritional value is based on the higher carb default recipe version with honey.

  • Category: snacks
  • Method: raw prep
  • Cuisine: International

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 20 balls
  • Calories: 152
  • Fat: 14.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2g net carbs
  • Protein: 2.1g