Coach Nicole's Cocoa-Nut Buddies

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Coach Nicole's Cocoa-Nut Buddies

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Nutritional Info
  • 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

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Introduction

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! 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!
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    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)

Tips

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.


Directions

Place dates, almonds, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla and 1 Tbsp of water in a food processor
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.
Serve.
Refrigerate for a week.

Serving Size: Makes 24 1-inch balls

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  • 13 of 21 people found this review helpful
    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.


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  • 11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Plus they have almost 2 grams of fiber per ball, and low carb! - 9/2/12

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  • 11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    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! :-)


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  • Incredible!
    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
    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.


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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    oh, yummy........this is so easy.......well, in terms of easy and hard....it is...but I love it cause it tastes so good...and those dates and almonds are so good for us....:) - 6/2/13

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