Paleo “Schweddy Balls” – No Christmas sweater necessary.

I don’t think I have posted this recipe yet, but I have made Paleo Cocoa Balls a few times in the last month to curb my chocolate cravings. Today, I used almonds instead of walnuts and I think I may just use them instead from now on. Here’s the recipe, along with some pics for your viewing and eating pleasure.

2 1/4 c. walnuts or almonds
2 1/4 c. pitted dates
1/2 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 scoop of Whey vanilla protein powder
3-4 Tablespoons of organic unsweetened cocoa
sprinkle some cinnamon (didn’t measure how much I used)
2-3 Tablespoons of water

I usually have to split the batch in two to food process it because I’m afraid of burning it out. After both batches are “pulsed” for a while, combine them together and keep “pulsing”. Not real sure how long, but long enough to roll the “dough” into balls. Refrigerate if desired.

I plan on adding dried strawberries next weekend for a Valentine’s/Birthday treat!

“My mouth’s watering just thinking about those balls…It’s been years since I’ve seen any balls” – Margaret Joe McCullen, Terry Joe Rialto.