RECIPE: Raw Avocado Chocolate Balls

16 April 2016

These guilt-free raw avocado chocolate balls are perfect for a quick afternoon snack full of healthy fats and vitamin E. Plus, they taste AMAZE!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tbs honey
  • Pinch salt
  • Flesh of 1 ripe avocado
  • 8 medjool dates
  • 3 tbs cacao
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Desiccated coconut for rolling the balls in

Let’s put it all together!

Chop walnuts very finely and then add walnuts and salt to a fry pan and toast stirring frequently for 3 – 4 minutes.  Turn off heat and add the honey, mixing until walnuts are well coated.  Set aside.

Place avocado, dates, cacao, coconut oil and vanilla into a food processor and blend until smooth.  Stir the walnuts into the chocolate mixture.  Roll into balls and then coat in the desiccated coconut.  Place on a tray and leave to set in the fridge for 1 hr and then eat.

If making for school lunches and you have a no nut policy you can omit the walnuts.

What healthy snacks do your kids love?

For more delicious yum yums, check out our coconut and lemon balls and our sweet potato chocolate cake.

Written by

Nikki McDonald

Nikki is a Nutritionist at Nourish Nutritional Management and has a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine as well as a Masters in Public Health Nutrition. Nikki is passionate about children’s health and nutrition, and has a special interest in coeliac’s disease, diabetes, allergies and food and behaviour.  www.facebook.com/nourishnutritional

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