Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chocolate Gogi Nutty Yummy Balls

These are like little sweet energy nuggets. So easy and full of protein and healthy fats. We made about 30 of them and keep them in the fridge for snacks and take along treats. 


  • 10 dates, pits removed
  • 1/2 cup gogi berries
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut (non-sweetened)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons raw cocoa powder (if you can't find, any cocoa will do, make sure it's fair trade) 
  • optional: 1/2 cup dried blueberries
Food process all your ingredients well (took me 3 minutes on high). Leave out 1/2 cup coconut for rolling balls in. 
Make sure ingredients are well pulverized, no big chunks. 
Dough should be sticky and soft, but not so much that it's sticking to your hands so much that it's hard to form balls. 
Form balls, size of your choice. I like making two sized...acorn sized and walnut sized for a variety of appetites. 
Place coconut on a plate in a thin layer across the plate. Roll balls to cover in coconut and roll one last time in hands. 
Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, not touching. 
Place the sheet of balls in the fridge and chill for at least 15 minutes or until hardened. 
Place balls into a jar and keep in fridge to snack on as needed. 
These can also be easily frozen for later. 

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