Raw chocolate almond balls

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These tasty choc-almond balls are a great way to use up almond meal left from milk-making.
These tasty choc-almond balls are a great way to use up almond meal left from milk-making. Photo: Scott Barbour
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Gluten-free

This is a great recipe for using up almond meal leftover from making almond milk. If you are using dry almond meal, ignore step 1 and 2 in the method.

Ingredients

1 cup almond meal

2 tbsp desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

2 tbsp cocoa

1 tsp vanilla essence

6 medjool dates, finely chopped.

Method

1. If you have wet almond meal leftover from making almond milk, you will need to dry it out. Spread leftover almond meal on a baking tray (roughly 1/2 cm thick) and place in a pre-heated, fan force oven at 180C.

2. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until most of the moisture has evaporated from the almond meal (test this by running it through your hands after it has cooled slightly).

3. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients for the choc almond balls, to form a smooth paste.

4. Roll into balls using your hands, then cover with a layer of desiccated coconut. Serve straight away, or refrigerate for later.