Raw Balls

½ cup walnuts

½ cup pitted dates

½ cup raw carob powder (substitute w/ cocoa powder)

½ cut maple syrup

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

½ cup whole almonds

½ cup almond butter

2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

 Place walnuts in a food processor and process until coarsely ground. Add the dates and pulse until well combined with the nuts. Add the carob powder, syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Process until mixture is thick and smooth. Add the almonds and pulse until combined but leaving almonds in crunchy chunks. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in almond butter with a sturdy spoon.

 Form the dough into golf ball size balls with your hands. Roll balls into shredded coconut (or topping of your choice). Place in a sealed container in the freezer until hardened. Best served chilled. Makes 10 to 12 balls.

 

Adapted from The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

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