deb's gluten/sugar free coconut balls

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Jo Zimny
from Ithaca, NY

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!

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 4
prep time 20 Min

Ingredients For deb's gluten/sugar free coconut balls

  • 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
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How To Make deb's gluten/sugar free coconut balls

  • 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!

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