Cacao Nut Energy Balls

Jun 6, 2019| By JOI team

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Jun 6, 2019| By JOI team

Cacao Nut Energy Balls

Almond-Base | Cashew-Base | Creamer-Base | Dairy-Free | Keto | Oat-Powder | Recipe | Sugar-Free | Vegan | Vegetarian | 

It's no secret JOI also doubles as the secret ingredient in one of the most delicious pick-me-up snacks for you uber-busy, on-the-go schedule. From our kitchen to yours. 

Inspired by @bonappetitmag

What's in them:

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 6 1/2 ounces pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup (128g) JOI cashew, almond or creamer base
  • 3 Tablespoons ground chia, flax or hemp seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons almond meal
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

How to make them:

  1. Process dates, JOI and coconut oil in a food processor until mixture comes together (it will be crumbly)
  2. Add seeds, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon; pulse to incorporate
  3. Add almond flour, cacao nibs and shredded coconut and pulse to combine
  4. Chill until firm, about an hour
  5. Scoop mixture and roll into small balls (we used a 1 Tablespoon scooper), and place on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Keep refrigerated and enJOI!

Optional:

Try topping your energy bites with 2 Tablespoons of 85% bittersweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or butter melted together and sprinkling with hemp, chia or pumpkin seeds!

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