With only three ingredients and two steps, I wouldn't really call this a "recipe." It's more of a quick, delicious way to satisfy a chocolate craving. Rolling these dark chocolate bites in coconut and putting them in the freezer makes them even better, in my opinion!
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup dates
1/2 cup raw cacao powder (1oo% cacao)
unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
I usually double or triple this recipe but if you just want something quick, you can start with these portions.
1 .Mix all ingredients in a food processor. A high-powered blender like a Vitamix works as well, but it's easier to remove the mixture from a food processor.
2. Check to see if mixture is moldable, to see if it will stay in a ball shape. (This will depend on the moistness of the dates you use.) If not, add up to 1/2 cup of water little by little with the food processor running.
3. Once mixture is malleable, roll into balls and eat! I sometimes roll them in shredded coconut.
4. Store in the refrigerator for a few days, or in the freezer for a longer period of time. I store all of them in the freezer just because we like them that way. You can also add a lollipop stick for parties, and candy eyes as a Halloween treat!
I'll be posting more variations of raw dessert balls in the future. If that interests you be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, if you haven't already! (Look for the Subscribe button on our home page.)