This is a delicious no-guilt treat you can indulge in when sugar cravings strike. There is no added sugar or other sweeteners – just nutritious real food! I love, Love, LOVE these! They do take a little bit of time to make, but trust me – it is SO worth it. My husband thinks they look festive, so I decided I will be making these to share at Christmas time! 🙂 Multiply the recipe to make more for parties or just to store some extra in the freezer!
3/4 cup raw pitted Medjool dates
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup gojiberries
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
approx 1/2 cup additional unsweetened shredded coconut for coating
Soak dates and goji berries in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Add all ingredients into food processor and process until dates are all chopped and mixture is even.
Transfer mixture to bowl, then pour the additional 1/2 cup of coconut onto a plate. Scoop out spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into about 1″ diameter ball and roll in coconut to coat. Add more coconut to plate for rolling as needed. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
Makes about 16 date balls.