Because I’m an adult and having a stressful
day week month, I can have chocolate for dinner, right?
When I got home from work, my stomach was not so happy after a non-stop day. And I was craving chocolate, lots of chocolate. Since my last batch of energy balls are gone, I had to make more. I wanted to make this batch more dessert like with a creamier texture and sweeter flavor and nailed it.
Super Fast Chocolate Fix Balls
- 2 cups shelled hemp seeds
- 1 cup chia seeds
- 3 tbsp. almond butter
- 2 cups pitted dates
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Place hemp seeds, chia seeds, almond butter, cacao powder, and salt into a food processor and process until well blended. While processing, feed in pitted dates and process until the mixture is well blended and clumping. Roll mixture into small, quarter-sized balls and enjoy. Makes about 30 balls.
I love raw desserts because most are throwing whole ingredients into a food processor to make something amazing fast. Some seeds/nuts, dates, bananas, and cacao powder can make a great dessert in minutes. And raw balls are fabulous because they store so well in the freezer and are wonderful to enjoy right out of it.
The mixture was more cake-like than my last batch because of the addition of almond butter and increased dates, so ball rolling seemed easier, less crumbly.
Okay, so I did have a smoothie with these also to complete my dinner. But the balls were the star of the meal for sure. I think I might become a raw dessert queen to cope with my stress. :-)
Go and makes these now, you deserve it. :-)