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Gourmet cacao almond balls with toasted almonds


Total time: 35 minutes

Serving size: 24 almond balls



  • 1 small spoon of coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup almonds (chopped for toasting)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 cups of dates
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 spoons of honey
  • small 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 spoons of cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut


1. Chop 1/2 cup of almonds. Add a small spoon of coconut oil to the frying pan and toast the nuts till light brown.

2. While the almonds are getting toasted, chop the dates into small pieces (to make sure that there are no seeds).

3. Put 1 cup of almonds (not the toasted ones), dates, oats, almond meal, cacao, vanilla extract, sea salt and honey into the food processor. Leave the food processor on for about 11-12 minutes until you get a big ball.

4. Mix the toasted nuts into the dough bit by bit.

5. Use an ice cube tray and fill the dough into all the holes. This way you get them all the same size.

6. Roll the dough into balls and to finish up roll them in the coconut.


Toasted almonds
Toast the almonds for about 15 minutes till light brown
Put all the ingredients into the food processor (except of the toasted almonds and coconut)
Put all the ingredients into the food processor (except of the toasted almonds and coconut)
Leave the food processor on for about 11-12 minutes until you get a big ball
Leave the food processor on for about 11-12 minutes until you get a big ball
Add in the toasted nuts  bit by bit
Add in the toasted nuts bit by bit
Put the dove into the ice cube tray
Put the dough into the ice cube tray
Healthy and yummy!
After rolling the balls in the coconut you have perfect almond balls

24 thoughts on “Gourmet cacao almond balls with toasted almonds

  1. So good! I love a little healthy treat like this for a pick me up.

    1. Hello Allison!
      Yes, they are a great for energy in the afternoon. I will be posting more different recipes without cacao as well, which will be great for an evening treat. Because cacao can keep you awake if you have it to close to bedtime.

  2. Wow these look super delish! All healthy ingreds too, LOVE! :)

    1. Hello Karen!
      Yes, they are very healthy. The organic raw cacao is very rich in antioxidants and magnesium (muscle relaxing) and the almonds has got lots of protein which will keep you full for a long time.

  3. I love these and especially that big gorgeous ball of chocolate yumminess in the food processor!! Can’t wait to try them – I love that the almonds are pre-roasted for some extra flava!! The perfect snack – pinned!

    1. Hello Ceara!
      When you get that big gorgeous ball in the food processer you know that they are ready to be rolled. Enjoy!

  4. These look like the most perfect little treats! I’d never guess they were good from you by looking at them ;)

    1. Hello Denise!
      I tried and tried to do almond balls that are not all greasy, and adding a bit of oats helped.

  5. These look so good! I love snacking on almonds and I also love chocolate, so I know I would just devour all of these!

    1. Hello Isadora!
      Almonds and chocolate are yummy and healthy snacks. I use the raw organic cacao powder to get more of the antioxidants. Because cocoa powder is heat extracted and that is where you loose all the good stuff.

  6. these sound fabulous! I am totally going to try these soon! yum!

    1. Hello Michele!
      Thanks and enjoy!

  7. Nice to meet you! These cacao and almond balls are addictive!

    1. Hello Maureen!
      Thanks for visiting! Yes, they are a yummy healthy snack.

  8. Enjoyed your gourmet cacao almond balls picture by picture and all instructions! The almonds and cacao really go together so they make a very tasty snack.

    1. Hello Ambar!
      Glad you liked my almond ball pictures and instructions! Thanks for visiting!

  9. These are a great post workout snack! Actually, they are great for any time of the day! Thanks for sharing, Anita.

    1. Hello Angie!
      Honey has been said to give you more energy before a workout, and the proteins from the nuts will keep you going for a long time as well.

  10. These look wonderful they’d make a perfect gift and so tasty too. GG

    1. Hello GG!
      Thanks for visiting, I am glad you like them.

  11. It is not my first time to visit this site for cooking directions. I am looking at these almond balls and definitely going to make them this week for my snacks at work.

    1. Hello Jual!
      Great to hear that you find my cacao almond balls tasty!

  12. I made these yesterday and they are a big hit! Had to drag myself away from the fridge cause I would have eaten them all!
    I made them without the toasted almonds inside them, they kinda remind me of lamingtons :)
    Also I was wondering do you know approximately how many calories in these per ball?

    1. Hello Amy!
      Glad to hear that the almond balls are a hit. I am not sure about the calories, sorry.The toasted almonds is what makes them special, so try that next time!

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