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CNY Cacao Balls

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Marinade Time:

Cook Time:



Freeze Time:



c. 20 balls


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About the Recipe

Cacao is a superfood rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, with a long list of benefits including lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, reduced inflammation and better cognitive function. Raw cacao is healthier than cocoa or chocolate because some of its nutritional value is lost during processing. But please do not worry if you cannot find cacao powder or cacao nibs, unsweetened chocolate powder is still wonderfully delicious and nutritious.


  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar

  • 4 tablespoons cold pressed coffee or 1 shot of espresso

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup dried shredded coconut, plus 1/4 cup extra for rolling

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (or unsweetened chocolate powder)

  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon Maca powder (optional)

  • Toppings: goji berries, matcha powder, cacao nibs, chopped nuts


Step 1

In a medium sized bowl, add and mix the coconut sugar, coffee, vanilla extract, and salt until dissolved.

Step 2

Add the remaining ingredients and stir into a consistent texture Scoop and roll the batter into 20 balls.

Step 3

Each roughly 1 tablespoon. Roll the balls in another bowl of shredded coconut until coated.

Step 4

Be creative with the toppings, feel free to use goji berries, matcha powder, cocoa nibs or finely chopped nuts.

Step 5

Best served chilled. Keep in refrigeration for up to 7 days.

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