Chocolate Power Balls

chocolate power ballsMove over energy bars and candy: these little bites of energy are the perfect afternoon snack and pick-me-up. They are so simple to make and if you make a generous batch, you can keep them in your fridge and snack on them throughout the week. My spring and early summer detox group have been enjoying them so much, I think they are addicted to these already! I recommend eating two or three as a snack.

Chocolate Power Balls

(Makes about 10 1-inch balls. Double or triple recipe to make more)

¼ cup organic, dried figs
5 Medjool dates, pits and stems removed
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao
1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon plain ground flax meal
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Put all ingredients except for the shredded coconut into a food processor. Blend until well-combined, about 1-2 minutes. Add in shredded coconut and process for another 30 seconds.

You can roll the balls in cocoa powder or shredded coconut to make them look pretty too! Adding a walnut or almond on the top is also delicious and nutritious.

 

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