The wildly chocolatey relative of my beloved Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls, these no-bake bites pack an indulgent and fudge like punch while still celebrating nourishing and unprocessed ingredients and nutrition. Two bites filled with rolled oats, naturally sweetening maple and dates, smooth almond butter, and antioxidant rich cacao, think simple, accessible, and nutrient packed mid-afternoon snack. Best served chilled, I double or triple the recipe for a ready made sweet little something, should the craving or a sudden bought of hunger strike, and serve mine alongside a piping coffee, or crumbled atop a yogurt or smoothie bowl.
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Balls [makes 12 balls]
In a food processor fitted with an S-blade, blend oats, coconut, cacao, dates, almond butter, and maple until very smooth and mixture forms a dough. Add cacao nibs and pulse until just combined.
Remove dough from basket and form into 12 tablespoon sized balls. Keep refrigerated for up to one week in an airtight tupperware, or frozen to grab and munch as desired.
Nutritional Information [per ball]
170 Calories, 10.5g Fat, 16g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 6g Sugar, 3.5g Protein