Dear Leah Renee,
What’s a simple dessert ball recipe? I’m not a baker by any means, so if you have something that requires minimal effort and is quick, it would be appreciated! ~Debbie, WA
I like easy recipes, and this one fits the bill. If you’re craving something sweet (and have already made the black bean brownies and raw cookie dough bites a million times now), here’s another one to add to your recipe book. Full of chocolatey goodness, it’s not so bad for you either. Certainly better than putting away a bar of commercial chocolate! It’s got protein, fiber, and antioxidants. The best part: it’s no-bake and simple to make.
Here’s what you’ll need (honey is optional if you like it extra sweet):
Take 1/2 cup cashews, 6 soaked dates (just soak them in almond milk or water for a couple hours, or use un-soaked if that’s all that’s available), and cacao powder in a food processor or blender. I used my Vitamix, but I’d rather have used a food processor since it’s more difficult to scoop out! Blend until smooth, or in my case, a little chunky, either one is fine! Exhibit A:
Transfer to a bowl (have a little taste and see if the sweetness is to your liking. If you like it sweeter, add a TB of raw honey):
And roll into balls (that’s the fun part):
You can enjoy them this way, or roll them in cacao nibs (I ground mine finer), goji berries, maca powder, coconut flakes…whatever you like! But, I like chocolate, so the opportunity to add more won 🙂
Share with others, or consume them all yourself (not all at once, of course) 😉
What’s your favorite healthy(er) dessert?