Cacao-maca-coco-nutty Bliss Balls

Happy Monday! If you're like me, a meal is never really complete without a lil somethin' somethin' sweet (totally didn't plan that, but my inner poet is so proud). These are the perfect not-so-bad-for-you solution, granted you don't eat them all in one sitting. With no refined sugar + superfood goodness, they truly are amazeBALLS. Let me know what you think! :)

For my nutritional info peeps, here's the scoop:

Makes: 18 balls.

Per serving: 98 calories | 7.4F / 5.7C / 3.7P | only 2G sugar

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 c almonds

  • 1/3 c coconut flakes, unsweetened (additional flakes needed to roll at the end)

  • 1/4 c collagen peptides [I used Vital Proteins]

  • 2 tbsp cashew butter [I used Trader Joe's]

  • 2 tbsp cacao powder

  • 1 tbsp maca powder

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 1/2 tbsp mini chocolate chips [optional; I used Enjoy Life dairy-free chips]

  • 2-3 tbsp water

What you'll do:

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and water. Blend until a crumbly mixture (Is that a word? If not, I'm making it a word).

  2. Scrape down food processor with spatula and add in mini chocolate chips. Blend until fully incorporated; mixture will still be rather crumbly.

  3. While processor is on, slowly add water one tablespoon at a time until mixture begins to stick together [I used about 2 1/2 tablespoons - the consistency will be just moist enough to roll into balls that keep their shape].

  4. Using hands, form mixture into balls (I made 18). Then roll to cover with unsweetened coconut flakes.

  5. Refrigerate and devour.

These should last about a week in your fridge. That's if you can keep from eating them all before then. Enjoy!