Nut-Free Raw Cacao Balls Ingredients
2 Cups Shredded coconut
1.5 Cups Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Raw Honey
1/2 Cup Currants
Optional: Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Peppermint Oil
Raw Cacao Balls satisfy our Primal sweet tooth!
– All ingredients organic where possible.
– You can also use cocoa butter, but it’s certainly more expensive and harder to find than coconut oil.
– To sweeten , I like to use raw unpasteurised bush honey. We buy it from our local farmers market . You can also use organic raw sugar like Panela (Rapadura), a very raw and unprocessed sugar. You can also use something like Stevia which is a herb from South America. It is an all natural sweetner as well.
– You can also add lots of different ingredients to suit your own taste. I like to use currants, as a little bit of dried fruit gives a nice sweet taste to it.
Nut-Free Raw Cacao Balls Recipe
Step 1: Add two cups of shredded coconut to a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add one and a half cups of cacao powder.
Step 3: Add half a cup of raw honey. The honey should slide out of the cup easier when the cacao powder has been in there prior.
Step 4: Add half a cup of coconut oil. When the oil is solid at room temperature, you can heat / melt the coconut to make it easier to add to the mixture.
Step 5: Add half a cup of currants and any extra ingredients you desire.
Step 6: Mix! Mix! Mix! Use a spatula or get in there with your hands.
Step 7: Start tasting it. Add ingredients to change taste to your liking.
Step 8: Roll the mixture into balls. Place shredded coconut onto a plate and roll the balls onto the coconut.
Step 9: Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes to solidify.
Step 10: The Cacao Balls are ready. Eat them!!
Nut-Free Raw Cacao Balls Recipe – July 2013