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Chocolate + Coconut.

Homemade.

No cooking involved.

aaand it gets better…

They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and delicious!

I was sold on my naturalpathic doctor within the first few minutes and then she sent me this recipe, I knew I’d be back.

These little {bite-size} chocolate and coconut bliss balls are the perfect treat which are great at taking care of all my late night chocolate cravings. I was impressed with how easy they were and then after pulling them out of the fridge, I knew I’d be in trouble. Bonus: with the healthy fats and protein, this is a healthy option compared to the pint of ice cream or the candy bar stashed in your freezer.

Are you the person who eats all the cookie dough before there’s anything left to bake? Me too. This isn’t that kind of dough. So, practice patients because these are 10x better after they’ve sat in the refrigerator.

I’m also the person who keeps the chocolate and even cookies in the freezer. I ended up dividing the batch – half went in the fridge and the other half, in the freezer. This helps limit my intake when those major cravings kick in. Alright, however you decide to eat these delicious {bite-size} treats, enjoy!

{Created and Photographed by With Style and Grace}

Chocolate (cacoa) and Cashew Bliss Balls

{Recipe adapted from FoodMatters}

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons {raw} honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 dates (pitted and soaked for at least 4 hours)
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup  chopped coconut for coating

Directions

Place all the ingredients except for coconut in a blender and mix until smooth. With your hands roll the 1 Tbsp mixture into small balls. Roll each ball in over the coconut flakes until lightly covered. Place the balls on a plate or in a container and refrigerate until hard. I left half in the fridge and the other half in the freezer – favorite night time snack.

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  • http://ambersnotebook.com/ Amber’s Notebook

    okay I love dates and am hungry for now after seeing this post! I must try making these yum!!
    Amber’s Notebook

  • http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com Lynzy

    This is the perfect snack for me. I am currently on a gluten free diet to try and fix my health issues and these look scrumptious!

  • http://strawberry-chic.blogspot.com Andrea @ Strawberry-Chic

    Yum, I will definitely have to give these a try! Your blog is lovely, just found it through Babble!

  • http://nutritionfor.us/ claire Gallam

    FREAKING YUM!!! Lisa, these look fabulous!

  • http://asubtlerevelry.com Victoria

    These sound so yummy!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rowaidafl Rowaida Flayhan

    Looks delicious love your photos

  • http://luckytreasures.blogspot.com/ Alexis

    These look delicious! I love anything with coconut!

  • http://www.sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com Anita Menon

    That was super easy. But I am afraid, where I live Cashew butter is hard to come by. Wonder if there could be a substitute for it?

  • http://www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

    These look terrific, and I love the simplicity of the ingredients. In response to Anita Menon – I’ve had great success making my own nut butters. Just put a cup or two of roasted but unsalted nuts in the food processor and blend till smooth. Works like a charm.

  • http://www.sweetjennies.com Sweet Jennies

    Making these this weekend for a girls night…thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.withstyle.me With Style and Grace

    You can actually make your own cashew butter – here’s a recipe & I’m sure it will taste fine without the honey. http://www.ehow.com/how_2292750_make-cashew-butter.html

  • http://www.sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com Anita Menon

    @Rivki – thanks so much. Sounds very simple.
    @Thanks Lisa.

  • Stephanie Caprino

    Thanks for this delicious post! I made these last night and they were a real treat. I subbed agave for honey. Even my raw chocolate loving coworkers were very impressed. Your blog is wonderful and one of my favorites! Thanks for always keeping it interesting.

  • CourtneyP.

    These look like a perfect snack!! Did you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut in your recipe? Also, do you just soak the dates in water? I have never seen that before! Thanks again! I was just diagnosed with Celiacs and I am on a new adventure!

  • http://www.withstyle.me With Style and Grace

    HI Courtney – it’s a delicious treat that’s also comforting on the stomach. I’ve been reading a lot about Celiacs Disease (I’m borderline) and if you need any recipes or have any questions – let me know. Just know, you’re not alone of this adventure :)