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Raw cacao prune balls

This recipe is a chocolatey ball packed with nutrient-dense ingredients often referred to as "superfoods". They're a nutritious and tasty way to satisfy a sugar or chocolate craving.

  • DF Dairy free
  • GF Gluten free
  • Ve Vegan
  • VG Vegetarian
  • S Sweet
  • S/S Sides/Snacks
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Serves 25
  • Difficulty easy
19img recipe raw cacao prune balls

Method

  1. In a food processor, process almonds until desired texture (finely chopped or coarser for a crunchier textured ball).
  2. Then add prunes, goji berries, cacao and cinnamon and process until ingredients are combined.
  3. Use a teaspoonful of mixture and make into little balls.
  4. Put sesame seeds in a small bowl and roll balls in sesame seeds to coat.
  5. Store in fridge to access as desired!

Variation

For a nut-free ball, substitute almonds with any combination of sunflower seeds, chia and sesame seeds. Use dried cranberries instead of goji berries.

Nutritional information

By Jean Hailes naturopath and herbalist Sandra Villella

This recipe is a chocolatey ball packed with nutrient dense ingredients often referred to as superfoods. Rather than think of a food as a "superfood" consider foods which are superior because of their nutritional value, or health benefits that may be attributed to a nutrient it contains.

Many of the ingredients (prunes, raw cacao and goji berries) are rich sources of antioxidants. Prunes and goji berries contain the antioxidant flavonoids called anthocyanins, which are found in most red and blue berries.

Don't be fooled by most of the other elaborate claims made about goji berries, which have been shown to be unsubstantiated. I have included them in this recipe because they add a bit of tartness to the recipe, but any dried berry could be included.