All Natural Fruit & Nut Energy Balls
What could be better than Sugar Free No Bake Almond Coconut Energy Balls… A Natural Whole Food Dessert…
Dates, Almond & Coconut
This project started out as a Natural Oatmeal Rasin Cookie,,, I was trying to make a cookie without Flour or Sugar and thought Dates would be a good way to sweeten them. With ground Almonds and Coconut as a gluten-free Flour replacement…
I don’t know what happened but one thing lead to another, and instead of a baked cookie, we ended up with a No Bake Almond Coconut Energy Ball… Delicious, but Sugar Free Oatmeal Rasin Cookies still sound good to me, I’ll have to put that back on my to-do list…
Making The Energy Balls
Making No Bake Almond Coconut Energy Balls is very easy, the hardest past is grinding the ingredients, and figuring out what to use. I found that a Food Processer is probably the best tool to use. Not because I used one, but when researching this post I found instructions for using a food processor that seemed to be easier than what I did…
Instead, I used a High Powered Blender and when grinding the Coconut Flakes caused it to jam up, I transferred it to my Masticating Juicer… You know the kind that you can use to also make nut butter. But I soon learned that the Masticating Juicer did not like grinding up Whole Almonds, so back to the blender…
The trick for me was to grind the Almonds and Coconut in smaller 1 cup batches till they were ground, then chop up the dates a handful at a time with a cup of ground Almonds & Coconut. The rest is pretty easy just put it all together and process again until everything is well mixed, then form into small balls… Really Easy…
Try A Few With A Hot Cup of Tea
Now try a few No Bake Almond Coconut Energy Balls with a hot cup of Green Tea… and maybe a nice piece of Brie or Gouda Cheese? Yummm…
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No Bake Almond Coconut Energy Balls
- 1 1/2 cups ground Almonds (2-3 cups whole)
- 1 1/2 cups ground Coconut (2 2/3 cups flaked)
- 1 packed cup pitted Dates
- 3 tbsp. Cocoa Powder (optional, half batch)
- 1/8 tsp. Vanilla Powder (optional)
- Start with equal parts ground Almonds & Coconut… Expect to need more whole nuts than you need for you finished amounts, grinding compacts them.
- In a Food Processor or a Blender grind, the nuts, one cup at a time, removing each cup as processed. I started in my blender to break the nuts down then moved to the Masticating Juicer with the blank plate inserted to get a finer grind (my juicer can be used to make nut butter).
- When the nuts were ground I mixed them 1/2 cup Nuts to 1/2 cup Dates at a time in the Blender, until the Dates were broken down, then mixed the batches together and ran them through the Masticating Juicer till Nuts were like a dough… If you are using a Food Processor you may be able to skip all the steps I used… Just process till everything is dough like.
- I divided the dough in half, add the Cocoa Powder to half and left the other half plain. I did not use the Vanilla Powder but you can if you like.
- You can leave the Cocoa Powder out altogether or double it and add it to the whole batch, I liked the taste of plain better than with the Cocoa Powder.
- Form dough into balls, I could not roll them, but instead pressed them into balls… A candy mold would work best quickly press them in and pop them out.
- I thought that the dough was sweet enough to make into small balls and used a loosely packed tablespoon. to measure the dough, but you can make them any size you like.
Let Me Know What You Think
I would love to hear what you think about No Bake Almond Coconut Energy Balls, please leave me a comment below, thank you for stopping by… 🙂