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coconut chocolate energy balls

Posted Apr 29 2013 2:15am

Nothing like waking up before 6AM on a Sunday morning. I just can’t sleep. All I’ve been thinking about is balls and the future of Fit Foodie Finds ! I was hoping to have some sort of business planned worked out this weekend, but I don’t want to rush things. I want to give my mind a little bit of time to settle in with this whole Shark Tank thing!

In my early awakening yesterday, I decided to create a new ball recipe, of course. 
Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

I call them Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls. Can you guess what’s in them? This recipe makes about 10-11 balls, definitely 10 if you’re like me and have to test the batter :)

Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

Ingredients
-1 cup quick cooking oats —> turned into flour
-1/4 cup almond butter, unsalted
-1/4 cup brown rice syrup
-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
-1/4 cup coconut flakes
-1/4 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
-1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Method
1. Using a small food processor, process oats for about 20 seconds or until it turns into oat flour. Then, add in cocoa powder and coconut flakes and pulse a few times.
2. Next, add in rest of ingredients and process until everything is mixed. If it looks like your dough is a little too dry, add a few tablespoons of water. That should do the trick!
3. Last, using a small cookie scoop, form dough into balls. Then, heat dark chocolate chips for 45 seconds and stir. Transfer melted chocolate into a plastic bag and cut the tip off the back. Drizzle chocolate over balls. Garnish with dried coconut shavings.

Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

You can’t go wrong by adding more chocolate to something that’s already made with chocolate :)

I’ve been doing much better when it comes to eating the balls I make in moderation. Sometimes it’s hard to “just have one,” but I have been working hard on my intuitive eating. One ball is around 100 calories and that’s for me, it’s the perfect after lunch or dinner treat!

Minneapolis-St. Paul Peeps: Don’t forget to check out my “Trainer” page. I’d love for you to come to one of my classes :)

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