Ingredients & Directions

½ cup coconut flakes
1 cup walnuts
1 cup slivered blanched almonds
½ cup cocoa nibs, blended
⅓ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup dried dates, separately
¼ cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional 2 tsp almond extract or orange extract)
½ tsp salt

Pulse the coconut flakes on “chop” on the food processor. Set side in small bowl.  Place walnuts, almonds, cocoa nibs in the food processor and “chop”. Move these dry ingredients into a medium to large bowl adding cocoa powder and salt. Set aside. In food processor puree dates, agave nectar and vanilla until it is almost a paste. Add to bowl with dry ingredients. Mix well, using rubber gloves. Roll into balls. It will be a little messy because dough will be sticky. Spread out coconut flakes on a plate or flat surface. Roll the balls in flakes until covered on all sides.

Serving: 3 dozen 1 ½ inch balls
Recipe by: Holly Hoyt