Cacao Almond Balls

If there’s one thing I can get enough of it would probably be chocolate, I am always down for some sweets and sometimes the temptation is just too real.  I made these bites to give myself a “candy” alternative by taking care of my chocolate/ sweet cravings in an all REAL FOOD treat that is simple, easy to make, and has no added/ processed sugars.

These bites/ balls are seriously SO GOOD!  You can prep a batch and keep in your fridge to snack on when those cravings hit. I add collagen to mine because I’m like let me get a little more collagen in where I can, but you can make these totally vegan by omitting the collagen, completely up to you!  Whether you share these balls with friends or keep them all for yourself, I doubt they’ll last long.  Just try to pace yourself because there’s still sugar in these from the dates, and you can have too much of a good thing.

Check out the recipe below and enjoy! xo SAV

Cacao Almond Balls
Yields 24
Super tasty chocolate almond bites made with simple, clean ingredients and no added/ refined sugars.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 12 pitted dates
  2. 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  3. 2 Tbsp Almond Butter
  4. 1/4 cup raw almonds
  5. 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  6. 2 Tbsp raw hemp hearts
  7. 2 Tbsp powdered collagen (I use Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate) ***optional (omit if vegan)***
  1. In a bowl stir together coconut oil, almond butter, and cacao powder until smooth and evenly combined.
  2. Add dates, coconut oil/ almond butter/ cacao mixture, almonds, and collagen to a food processor and combine until a thick/ coarse paste forms. Do not process for too long, you should still have some small almond pieces visible.
  3. Add hemp hearts and pulse 3-5 more times until evenly dispersed throughout mixture.
  4. Using a teaspoon to measure, scoop mixture and roll into balls and place them evenly spaced on a baking sheet (I like to line mine with wax paper).
  5. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving/ eating.
  6. Store in your fridge for a go to snack or bite sized dessert!
  1. These should keep up to a week in your fridge, although mine have never made it that long without being eaten!
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