Wednesday, February 25, 2015

coconut + cacao nib cookie balls

Cookie balls? I know. Well, I didn't know what to call them! They are little no bake, raw, vegan, cookie dough morsels! They won't last very long in my fridge, I can tell you that! And they are sooo easy to make! It does take some persistence to get them rolled, but trust me, it's worth it.

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup coconut (shredded or flaked, preferably not sweetened)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (no, they are not "raw", but they can be GF :))
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs

Add almonds and coconut to food processor...

Process into a fine meal, fine enough that it starts climbing up the sides and won't process anymore without scraping it back down to the blade. Add the oats and a pinch of salt. A pinch of salt is essential to all things raw and sweet, it brings out all of the flavors. When the oats are fully processed, slowly pour maple syrup and vanilla in while processing. It doesn't take long to combine at this point. Transfer mixture to a bowl and fold in cacao nibs. 

Now for the fun part... roll into little balls of heavenly cookie dough goodness. This is the sticky part, your hands will be coated in the stuff, and you will probably be licking them clean before washing them, at least thats what happened in my kitchen! 

These are great for a sweet treat, an afternoon pick-me-up, or pretty much whenever you open the fridge.

P.S. I just joined Instagram! Now you can follow whats going on in my kitchen straight from your phone! Tons of inspiration for healthy cooking and a healthy lifestyle, follow me iamalmostvegan!

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