Almond Spice Cacao Balls

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Category, CuisineDiets, Yield20 Servings

Cacao is a legendary superfood that elevates these treats into the healthiest of snacks.

Ingredients

 1 cup almonds
  cup chopped medjool dates
  cup cacao nibs
 4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
 ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
 Pinch Himalayan salt
 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)
 1 teaspoon grated orange rind (optional)

Instructions

1

In a food processor, combine almonds, nibs, dates, 2 tablespoons coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Process until almonds are finely ground (not into powder). Add orange juice and maple syrup, process until mixture balls up.

2

Use hand to form into bite-size balls.

3

Place remaining shredded coconut in a bowl and mix in grated orange rind. Roll the balls in shredded coconut mixture.

4

Store in a covered glass container in fridge.

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Ingredients

 1 cup almonds
  cup chopped medjool dates
  cup cacao nibs
 4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
 ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
 Pinch Himalayan salt
 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)
 1 teaspoon grated orange rind (optional)

Directions

1

In a food processor, combine almonds, nibs, dates, 2 tablespoons coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Process until almonds are finely ground (not into powder). Add orange juice and maple syrup, process until mixture balls up.

2

Use hand to form into bite-size balls.

3

Place remaining shredded coconut in a bowl and mix in grated orange rind. Roll the balls in shredded coconut mixture.

4

Store in a covered glass container in fridge.

Almond Spice Cacao Balls