10 Minute Raw Almond Joy Balls

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No-bake, raw, healthy, gluten-free, vegan, grain-free, paleo and refined sugar-free Almond Joy Balls!! The perfect little bites for when you have a friend coming over or to have on hand in the fridge for those moments when you’re craving something sweet but want something healthy. Enjoy!!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, grind the almonds until fine crumbs form.
  2. Add in 1/2 cup coconut flakes, dates, cacao powder, salt, vanilla extract and continue processing until fully incorporated.
  3. Turn off the processor and pick up some of the mixture with your fingers and press to check if it sticks between your fingers. If it's too crumbly, add in 1 tablespoon of water at a time and mix again.
  4. Once the mixture sticks together, proceed to scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into the palm of your hand and rolling it between your hands. Continue with all of the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut flakes onto a plate and roll each ball in the flakes.
  6. Place in the fridge to harden slightly for about 1 hour, or the freezer for about 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

These keep well for up to 2 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container. And they freeze well for up to 2 months - great for a quick grab-and-go snack.
Ella LechéAbout Ella Leché

Ella Leché is the creator of the popular food blog Pure Ella and cookbook author of ‘Cut the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough’.

Ella healed herself from a medically incurable autoimmune illness with food as she embraced a much healthier plant-based, wheat and gluten-free and refined sugar free diet which has sparked a passionate mission for Ella to help others to live healthier and happier.

Pure Ella has been a finalist in Saveur Magazine's Best Family Cooking Blog and Ella’s recipes have been featured in Vegetarian Living and Go Gluten Free Magazines among other numerous media. She lives the pure life in the Toronto area, Canada, with her husband and two daughters. Visit PureElla.com for more healthy recipes and follow on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter for health and happiness inspiration.

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