Deb's Gluten/Sugar Free Coconut Balls

Jo Zimny

By
@EmilyJo

I have been doing gluten free for a while and lost weight! This recipe makes 8 balls. You can replace the Chocolate with Carob is you wish. This dessert snack is delicious!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
coconut oil, melted
1 c
ground unsweetened coconut (divided)
2 Tbsp
powdered cacao or carob
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
celtic sea salt
1/2 tsp
liquid stevia
1/4 tsp
pure almond extract
1/2 c
toasted nuts or seeds ground medium

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the coconut oil in a pan on the stove.
2
Put it in a shallow bowl and add in the chocolate powder. Mix it together well.
3
Put 3/4 cup of ground coconut into the bowl and mix well. Save the other 1/4 cup of coconut to roll the balls in.
4
Now add your vanilla, stevia, sea salt and almond extract into the chocolate coconut mixture. Stir well.
5
Add in the ground nuts. Try to keep some chunks of nuts in the mix, they taste great that way. I used pecans and they were delicious.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes. These will stay together better when rolling.
6
If you like, use plastic gloves to roll these up. It keeps your hands cleaner.
7
Make 8 balls and roll in the reserved 1/4 cup of ground coconut. Store in the fridge.
8
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Hashtags: #coconut, #Gluten, #Free, #sugar