Berry Chocolate Almond Balls {PALEO}

Far and away the most popular recipe I’ve posted is Almond Apricot Balls {PALEO}.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe because they are easy to prepare.  Maybe because they use relatively few ingredients and are kind of unique.  Definitely because they taste super duper good!  I don’t think I posted in the original recipe how much you can play with the Almond Apricot Ball idea, but you can.  And I’ve been doing just that.  This is a take on that original recipe but I used dried strawberries, blueberries and cherries and added a little cocoa.  I’m calling it Berry Chocolate Almond Balls {PALEO}.

Chocolate and berries come together in this easy to make Paleo snack!

Berry Chocolate Almond Balls {PALEO}

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup almonds, roasted
  • 10 dried apricots, I used Turkish ones (unsulfured preferred)
  • 10 dried dates
  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries, cherries, or blueberries, or any combination
  • 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened + additional cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Just like in the original recipe, the first thing you need to do is roast those nuts!  Place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and roast for about five minutes in a oven pre-heated to 400 degrees F.  Set aside to cool.
  2. Add the dried fruits to your blender or food processor.  Process until the fruit is finely minced.
  3. Add the almonds.  Pulse until the nuts and fruit start to come together.
  4. Add the maple syrup and cocoa.  Mix until combined.
  5. Form balls.  Just grab the mixture and roll it into balls.  Then roll the balls into the extra cocoa, if you want!  You want the cocoa to absorb into the ball, it should not be powdery.  Eat and enjoy.  Bam!
  6. Store in an airtight container; three days at room temp, three weeks in the fridge.

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