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