- Servings Per Recipe: 24
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 76.1
- Total Fat: 5.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 20.1 mg
- Total Carbs: 6.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
- Protein: 2.2 g
Coach Nicole's Cocoa-Nut BuddiesSubmitted by: COACH_NICOLE
IntroductionThese completely sugar-free treats with satisfy your sweet tooth without guilt! Peanut-free, gluten-free, sugar-free--and totally delicious. Just 75 calories each! These completely sugar-free treats with satisfy your sweet tooth without guilt! Peanut-free, gluten-free, sugar-free--and totally delicious. Just 75 calories each!
1 1/2 cups roasted, unsalted almonds
3/4 cup dates, pitted
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
up to 1/4 cup water, divided
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
Do not double or triple this recipe in a single batch--the food processor usually won't be able to mix much more than this amount successfully. To make more, it's best to make additional, separate batches.
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Pulse on/off for several rounds, approximately 30 seconds.
Pulse on/off for longer intervals for about a minute until mixture is mixed enough that it begins to stick together. (If it remains loose and unpacked, added water a little at a time between pulses to moisten.)
When thoroughly combined and "sticky," remove from processor. Roll into 1-inch balls and then roll through unsweetened coconut.
Refrigerate for a week.
Serving Size: Makes 24 1-inch balls
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2-3 dates have around 27 grams of sugar. - 6/2/13
Reply from COACH_NICOLE (6/12/13)
That is naturally occurring fruit sugar, not added sugar.
Seems like you could roll it in ground almonds or cocoa powder as well as coconut. - 7/27/12
Reply from COACH_NICOLE (7/27/12)
Great idea! Ya, the coconut is totally optional. These are easy to make, store and eat without rolling them in anything extra. I just add the coconut b/c I love it! :-)
I was curious if you had a suggestion as to what I could replace the dates with and still keep the calories down? - 2/7/13
Reply from COACH_NICOLE (2/8/13)
Actually the nuts are more caloric than the dates, so maybe use fewer nuts?
Sounds really yummy! Is the coconut included in the nutritional info/calorie count? - 7/29/12
Reply from COACH_NICOLE (7/30/12)
Yes, coconut is included in the calories. It only adds 6 calories per ball.