Nutritious Snack: Chocolate Balls

  • vegan
  • PREP time 20 minutes
  • Servings 8
Simple, quick cacao balls recipe: best as an everyday snack for adults and kids, and a perfect afternoon energy boost.
  • vegan


  • 2 cups toasted hazelnut, preferably without skin

  • 2 cups pitted medjool dates

  • 4 tbsp unsweetened organic & natural cacao powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut + more for rolling

  • 2 tbsp Dried Cacao Fruit


1. Toast hazelnuts at 350 F for about 15 minutes. You will know that it is done when there is a toasty smell but don’t let it burn.

2. In a food processor, process the dates, cacao, vanilla and dried cacao fruit until well combined.

4. Add hazelnuts, coconut shreds, dried cacao fruit and pulse until finely chopped.

5. Roll into balls (it will help if your hands are a little wet) and coat with coconut shreds.

6. It is best to store these in the freezer.


These are the type of cookies that your kids will tell their children about when they grow up. They’ll eventually become the family's go-to cacao cookies.
A cake with a taste that makes everyone happy can be healthy, too! Especially when you discover the whole cacao fruit and all you can make from it. Now that's happy chocolate!