This recipe requires no baking and very little preparation time. It is a gluten free and sugar free recipe, with no added oil. These are essentially litte balls of energy made up of dates, chia seeds and cocoa powder. They are 100% nut free and full of nutrients. Dates are a great source of fiber, calcium and iron, as well as Chia seeds. Chia seeds are also rich in omega 3 fats that help to fight inflammation and are beneficial for brain health, as well as being a strong source of anti-oxidants. As both the dates and chia seeds are high in fiber, it is a great recipe to prevent constipation and weight gain. The cocoa powder provides protein and adds to the flavour, as well as the pinch of salt as they make up for the lack of fat in the recipe.
If the dates are a little dry, soak in water for few minutes. Blend the dates and cocoa powder in a food processor until they form a paste like consistency. You can add a litte water if needed to help form the mixture.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the chocolate chips and chia seeds. Stir together.
Using a tablespoon measure out one portion and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture and place balls on a plate.
Optional: On a seperate plate, scatter the dessicated coconut. Roll each ball lightly in the coconut and place back on the clean plate.
Then place in the refridgerator for 15 to 20 minutes. Time to enjoy! You can store any leftover Raw chocolate fudge balls in the freezer keeping them firm.
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