September 16, 2015

Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls

Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls are rich chocolatey treats made with simple, whole, paleo approved ingredients.  They will satisfy even the most ravenous sweet tooth!

Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls rich chocolatey treats made with simple, whole, paleo approved ingredients.  They will satisfy even the most ravenous sweet tooth!

You would never guess by looking at my Pinterest boards (or my hips for that matter) that I don't really love eating sweets.  My Desserts & Sweets board on Pinterest has more than double the of pins of any of my other boards.  I'm always drooling over the pictures over there on Pinterest, but I think I like looking at pictures of sweet stuff more than actually eating it.

Sure, I have plenty of sweets on the blog, cookies, cake, and lots of other sweet treats, but if you browse around, you'll soon find that the savory recipes here on The Two Bite Club far outweigh the sweet ones.

Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls rich chocolatey treats made with simple, whole, paleo approved ingredients.  They will satisfy even the most ravenous sweet tooth!

I don't have a raging sweet tooth, but what I do have is a husband and two kids that will choose chocolate over chips any day of the week.  The kids love ice cream, Oreos, candy and the hubs is partial to Ho-Hos and donuts.

Nine times out of ten, I'll sit right next to them while they get their sugar fix and I'll have absolutely no desire to indulge myself.  Call me crazy.

Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls

I try to teach my kids that everything is okay in moderation, so I'll let them have their coveted dessert once in a while, but not every night.  And occasionally I'll offer up some yogurt I stuck in the freezer or some fresh fruit for dessert instead of the stuff that is pure sugar.

This momma doesn't need two kids hopped up on sugar at 8 pm, if you know what I'm sayin'.

Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls rich chocolatey treats made with simple, whole, paleo approved ingredients.  They will satisfy even the most ravenous sweet tooth!

Which brings me to these delectable little balls of fudgy deliciousness.  I've been making some more healthful desserts lately, in an effort to keep the sugary processed treats an occasional indulgence rather than a nightly ritual.

Sure, the dates that are the base of this recipe contain high amounts of natural sugars, but they are actually a low-glycemic index food and don't significantly raise blood sugar levels.  Pretty fabulous if you ask me!

Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls rich chocolatey treats made with simple, whole, paleo approved ingredients.  They will satisfy even the most ravenous sweet tooth!

These fudge balls are made with simple, paleo-friendly ingredients, they are vegan, and they will satisfy even the most ravenous sweet tooth.

Did I mention the kids approve?  They do.  My son is actually having a mini meltdown as we speak because he wants more of "the chocolate balls with cheese on them". Haha.

When the urge hits me to have a little nibble of something sweet, I feel way better about popping one or two of these in my mouth than a 1,000 calorie sundae.  Keep them in the freezer for when your sweet tooth strikes you, too!  If you love delicious, chocolate and coconut desserts, you will love these!


Healthy Coconut Fudge Balls

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 15) Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • additional coconut for rolling

Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in water for 10 minutes.  Drain and then place the dates, along with all of the ingredients, into your food processor.  Process until well combined scraping down the sides as necessary.  The mixture should be sticky.
  2. Shape the mixture into small balls by rolling in your hands. Gently roll in additional coconut and freeze in a single layer for 1 hour.  Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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