Photo: Vegan Fusion
V is for Vegan
No Bake Toasted Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls.
Makes 20 energy balls.
- 2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup chopped pecans or macadamia nuts, toasted
- ½ cup coconut flakes, toasted
- ¼ cup almond or peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch cardamom powder
Place chocolate chips in double boiler on medium high heat until chips are melted, stirring frequently. Place in a large bowl. Set aside ¼ cup of the toasted coconut to sprinkle on top of energy balls. Add remaining ingredients to the melted chocolate and mix well. Measure out 20 servings with a small scoop, roll into balls and place on a parchment paper lined or well oiled baking sheet. Top with remaining coconut. Refrigerate until cool and serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.
Nutrition facts per serving (39g): Calories 194; Fats 15g; Sodium 3mg; Carbs 18.5g; Protein 3.6g.
Vegan and raw food chef Mark Reinfeld is author of seven cookbooks and teaches at the Vegan Fusion Academy in Miami, Fla.