Cacao Crunch - raw vegan energy balls
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup soft pitted dates (6)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • --or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp water
  • pinch of salt
  • cacao powder for coating
DIRECTIONS
  1. Process all ingredients except for the cacao nibs and water in a food processor.
  2. When mixture resembles a fine meal, add the water.
  3. Pulse in the cacao nibs.
  4. Scoop about 1 Tbsp of the mixture, press together and roll into a ball.
  5. Roll the ball in the cacao powder to coat.
  6. Store in fridge or freezer.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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