Almond & Cacao Energy Balls

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I recently came across these delicious treats in one ofΒ @deliciouslyella‘s delis in London. I find them to be the ideal snack or pre work out energy booster πŸ˜‹
They’re super easy to make, they only contain 5 ingredients! You can make a large quantity and freeze them.

Ingredients (Makes about 16 balls)

200g almonds or almond powder (1 cup)

400g medjool dates (2 cups)

4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder

2 Β½ tablespoons of almond butter

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Agave syrup (Optionnal, to taste)

Desiccated coconut (Optionnal)

 

Method

Start by creating the almond powder if you’re using whole almonds: place them in your food processor and pulse until they are nicely crushed.

Add the medjool dates and coconut oil and pulse until it’s fully mixed into a paste. Then add the almond butter and cacao. Mix again.

Take the “dough” out and start forming into balls using a tablespoon.

Place the rolled balls into the fridge for around 1 hour, then remove and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze them if you won’t consume them in the next 3-4 days!

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