HOW TO MAKE SALTY CHOCOLATE BALLS

IT’S ALWAYS A CUM-NUMDRUM WHEN 4PM ROLLS AROUND AND YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND MEANING IN A SWEET TOOTH EXISTENCE. THE AFTERNOON HUMP IS HARD TO GET OVER UNLESS YOU GET YOUR MOUTH ON TO SOMETHING SALTY, CHOCOLATEY, AND SWEET LIKE THESE SALTY CHOCOLATE BALLS!

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Yield1 burger
  • Serving Size150g
  • Energy560 cal
  • Cooking Method
    • Roasting
    • Baking

Ingredients

  • 1 CUP ALMONDS
  • ANY NUTS WILL DO BUT I PREFER ALMONDS FOR THIS RECIPE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MARZIPAN FLAVOR AND CAN HELP TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL.
  • 8 0Z PITTED DATES
  • 1/4 CUP CACAO POWDER
  • THIS CHOCOLATEY BASE IN THESE BALLS HAS SO MANY HEALTH BENEFITS, YOU MIGHT CALL IT A POWER BOTTOM! IT HAS 40X THE AMOUNT OF ANTIOXIDANTS OF BLUEBERRIES, IS LOADED WITH IRON, MAGNESIUM, AND CALCIUM! JUST MAKE SURE ALSO THAT YOU ARE INDEED USING CACAO POWDER AND NOT COCOA POWDER WHICH ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS. CACAO POWDER IS THE RAW AND UNPROCESSED MEAL OF THE CACAO BEAN. COCOA POWDER IS A PRODUCT OF CHEMICAL PROCESSING AND ROASTING OF THE CACAO BEAN WHICH DEPLETES 60-90% OF ITS ORIGINAL ANTIOXIDANTS!
  • 2 TBSPS MACA POWDER
  • MACA CAN DO SO MUCH FOR YOUR BALLS THAN YOU THINK: LIKE LIVENING LIBIDO, BALANCING HORMONES AND ON TOP OF THAT BOOSTING YOUR ENERGY.
  • 1 TSP CINNAMON
  • HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS, WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU IN THESE BALLS THAN IN BUNS!
  • 1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT OR VANILLA POWDER
  • SEA SALT FOR ROLLING

Method

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WE SIMPLY CANNOT MAKE BALLS WITHOUT STARTING OUT WITH NUTS. GRIND DOWN THE ALMONDS IN A BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR. ONCE IT TURNS INTO A FINE MEAL, ADD IN YOUR FAVORITE SUPERFOODS MIXING IN THE CACAO POWDER, MACA POWDER AND CINNAMON.

SPANK IN THE SWEET STICKY PITTED DATES AND CONTINUE TO MIX.

SPLASH THE BALLS WITH THE WET INGREDIENT: VANILLA EXTRACT (I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT VANILLA POWDER WHICH SEEMS HEALTHIER THAN VANILLA EXTRACT SINCE IT COMES RAW AND WITHOUT ALCOHOL. GIVE IT A TRY IF YOU DON’T ALREADY HAVE THE WET STUFF!)

ONCE EVERYTHING GETS MIXED UP EVENLY, THE MIXTURE MAY TURN INTO A GIANT BALL INSIDE YOUR MACHINE.  

TAKE OUT THE STICKY MASS AND SCOOP OUT SMALL BITS ROLLING THEM INTO SMOOTH BALLS IN YOUR HANDS AND PLACING THEM ON A TRAY LINED WITH PARCHMENT PAPER OR A SILPAT MAT.  YOU CAN LITERALLY MAKE THE BALLS ANY SIZE YOU WANT BUT I REALLY LIKE THEM BITE SIZED OR A SIZE THAT YOU CAN FIT AT LEAST TWO IN YOUR MOUTH AT THE SAME TIME.

IN A SHALLOW BOWL LINED WITH SEA SALT, ROLL THE BALLS AROUND SO THEY GET LIGHTLY SPRINKLED IN SALT AND READY TO BE LICKED.

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  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size150g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories560
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat48 g61.54%
  • Saturated Fat15 g75%
  • Trans Fat8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat7 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat9 g
  • Cholesterol100 mg33.33%
  • Sodium1560 mg67.83%
  • Total Carbohydrate56 g20.36%
  • Dietary Fiber5 g17.86%
  • Total Sugars15 g
  • Added Sugars10 g20%
  • Sugar Alcohal8 g
  • Protein12 g24%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)4 IU0.5%
  • Calcium650 mg50%
  • Iron7 mg38.89%
  • Potassium2100 mg44.68%
  • Vitamin A570 mcg63.33%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)40 mg44.44%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)8 IU24.24%
  • Vitamin K30 mcg25%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin).66 mg55%
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin).24 mg18.46%
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)6 mg37.5%
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine).5 mg29.41%
  • Folate50 mcg12.5%
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine).25 mcg10.42%
  • Biotin8 mcg26.67%
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)2 mg40%
  • Phosphorus102 mg8.16%
  • Iodine40 mcg26.67%
  • Magnesium230 mg54.76%
  • Zinc3 mg27.27%
  • Selenium10 mcg18.18%
  • Copper150 mg16666.67%
  • Manganese.8 mg34.78%
  • Chromium4 mcg11.43%
  • Molybdenum8 mcg17.78%
  • Chloride300 mg13.04%