These healthy raw chocolate balls (nut free) are astonishingly good and resemble real chocolate truffles, even for a “chocoholic”.
You know that I am a chocoholic, and luckily for me I love dark chocolate.Why is that? Well lets put it like this:
1. Because I am lactose intolerant, which means that my stomach does not like milk chocolate.
2. Dark chocolate contain several health benefits. Woho!
These healthy raw chocolate oat balls contain raw cocoa powder which in itself is rich in vitamins and minerals, and also contain more antioxidants than both green tea and red wine (!).
These healthy raw chocolate oat balls are, as I mentioned RAW. For those of you not familiar with RAW food; This means that the nutrients are preserved better, since they are not heated. Bottom line; they are more nutritious!
To make the healthy raw chocolate oat balls perfectly sweet I use natural sugars from dried dates. Dates are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and trace elements. And surprisingly dates contain a little bit of the essential amino acid Tryptophan, which is the building material of “happiness hormone” Serotonin.
Healthy raw chocolate oat balls (nut free)
Simple to make, healthy and yummy. I warn you; these healthy raw chocolate oat balls do not last long.
2 tablespoons raw cacao (or. Usual cocoa)
1 decilitres oatmeal
ca. 50 grams of dates (without stone)
ca. 5 tablespoons water
0.5 teaspoon Psyllium Husk (fiber supplement)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder)
Shredded coconut, dried
- Soak the dates in a little water for 20-30 min. Take them up from the water, and cut up the dates into small pieces.
- Use approximately 5 tablespoons of the water from the soaking of the dates, and put all the ingredients in a food processor. Run to a smooth paste without lumps. If you do not have it; crush the oatmeal in a plasticbag, and mix all of the ingredients well.
- Form small, round balls, use water on your hands, so they won’t be sticky.
- Roll the healthy raw chocolate oat balls in coconut until they are covered. Let rest in the refrigerator for appriximately 30 minutes.
Tip! The raw chocolate buns are the best of using a food processor, or. A hand-mixer, but it also goes well without (see procedure). I used the raw cacao powder from Supernature, in Norway. Internationally you can get raw cacao powder online here for example (use this link to get discount).