Paleo Chocolate Salty Balls Recipe
I came up with these awesome little Paleo Chocolate Salty Balls a few months ago. It started with a recipe that I developed for my seasonal 5-day detox.You will read all about the detox in another post soon. I’ll just describe it really quickly here for the purposes of this post. On the detox, you avoid sugar, gluten, dairy, alcohol and caffeine. It’s a challenge, but I offer lots of great, whole food recipes in there to help you through your cravings without eating sugar. This is one of those fantastic recipes, and something that I have in my refrigerator all of the time now.
I first developed it with honey as the sweetener, and I’ll be happy to share that version of the recipe with you if you like. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and I’ll shoot it out to you.
I ran into an issue with the honey because I’m doing a little extra special cleansing of my own right now, and I needed something that really doesn’t raise blood sugar at all, something sweetened with stevia. So, I experimented a little bit and came up with this version of my Paleo Chocolate Salty Balls. You see, with stevia instead of honey, the chocolate balls were still good, but they were dry, so I had to think of something yummy to put in them that would add some moisture. So, I figured, what will add moisture and tastes great with chocolate? Nut butter!!! And this is what I came up with:
Paleo Chocolate Salty Bals
- 1 C raw cashews
- ¼ C cacao powder
- ⅛ C hemp seeeds
- ⅛ C chia seeds
- ⅛ C shredded coconut
- 3 pinches sea salt
- ⅛ C vanilla protein powder
- ¼ tsp liquid stevia
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- ¼ C almond or cashew butter
- 2 T coconut oil, gently melted
- Optional boosters:
- 1 tsp spirulina or maca powder
Process all dry ingredients in a food processor until finely ground.
Add liquid stevia, vanilla, nut butter and oil and process again.
Roll into balls by the teaspoonful and place them in one layer on a large plate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let them solidify.
They will start out pretty soft, and I learned the hard way that they will stick together if you put them straight into the glass jar. Nobody wants to have to pry their sweets out of the container, right?
Keep in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid in your fridge for a week or in your freezer for a month.
These photographs are not professional. They’re just me and my camera trying to make sure you know you’re on the right track when you’re making these.
They look a little weird, but they are AWESOME!!!
They totally give me my daily chocolate fix.
I hope you enjoy them! Leave a comment if you plan to try them! Tell me what you think!
Believe it or not, making these awesome little balls of paleo chocolate heaven for yourself is a great way to take care of yourself! If you’re interested in more ways you can practice self-care, check out my Self-Care Secrets handbook right here!