Raw Fudge Balls

January 27, 2008 at 10:40 pm 14 comments

The photographer in me has to first apologize for the blurry photo, but I don’t feel like taking a new one πŸ™‚ This one is from a few years ago. Anywhoo…you MUST make these. Even if you aren’t eating “raw”, they are amazing. They are so easy, so nutritious, and so full of chocalately goodness. They are great for cravings! Bella LOVES them…and I am happy to give them to her because they are a good source of protein and fats.

This recipe is from Alissa Cohen…there are several out there, but I think hers is the easiest. This recipe will make about 15-20 balls depending on size.

1 cup raw almond butter (make sure it’s raw, not roasted!)
1 cup medjool dates (soaked and pitted)
1/4 cup raw carob powder (this is not the same as cocoa powder, but you could use that as well…it just wouldn’t be raw).

1. In a food processor, blend the dates to a smooth paste.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
3. Remove from processor and form into round balls.

Note: These will keep for a long time in the refrigerator.
Oh my yumminess!
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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alicia  |  January 28, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Sara you have to stop:) I have spend hours online reading about raw and looking at recipes!

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  • 2. Denise  |  January 28, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    This is just what I need to curb those mid-day sweets cravings. (and Annora, too, that girl has inherited her mama’s sweet tooth!)

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  • 3. Erin  |  January 29, 2008 at 2:01 am

    These look so yummy! Can I ask how long you would soak the dates for?

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  • 4. livelightly  |  January 29, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Alicia…I know πŸ™‚ It’s addicting, isn’t it? It’s by far my favorite way to eat!

    Denise…definitely! They are really rich and creamy, so you only need one or two to get over your “freak out” πŸ™‚

    Erin…You just soak until they are soft enough to squeeze the pit out. I use warm water, and it takes about 15 minutes I think.

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  • 5. Kids and Food « Happy Foody  |  February 1, 2008 at 12:12 am

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  • 6. kristin  |  February 20, 2008 at 12:44 am

    okay… first of all, YUM. second of all… STICKY! what did i do wrong?? i could barely roll them into a ball… and i burnt out the motor on my little mini prep! bummer!

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  • 7. livelightly  |  February 20, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Kristin…they are VERY sticky. I usually roll them and then throw them into the fridge or even the freezer to harden them. Leaving them out of the fridge will make them “melt” because of the almond butter. Sorry about your motor! πŸ™‚ Hope the chocolately goodness was worth it!

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  • 8. Elise  |  February 23, 2008 at 12:07 am

    These look so incredibly yummy, Sara! We love protein-packed bites like these around here.

    One of our favorite snacks, Flax Balls (or Peanut Butter Bites for the picky!), whip up quickly and are great pop-em-in-your-mouth snacks for between lessons or an afternoon pick-me-up.

    I posted the recipe here
    on my blog- I’m going to try your fudge balls next week after the grocery shopping! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  • 9. teeni  |  June 19, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Couldn’t you use raw cacao powder? Then it would still be raw. I know some people don’t like carob. I actually like both. πŸ™‚

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  • 10. Jennifer  |  November 6, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Just saw your recipe in the ‘related posts’ section. It looks amazingly simple. I’ll swap you! Here’s one I just tried for raw cacao fudge balls: http://northatlanticbooks.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/chocolate-in-the-raw/

    The cocoa butter, which is hard at room temp, keeps them from getting too sticky once they’ve set.

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  • 11. ttfn300  |  July 18, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    oops, i just realized i didn’t soak the dates, but they still turned out fantastic! thanks for the idea:)

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  • 12. Raw Food Happy Mail! « Happy Foody  |  July 27, 2009 at 6:46 am

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  • 13. Kristin  |  August 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    So, Ry and I just made these with dates, peanut butter and cocoa…not raw but what we had on hand this time around. Results = YUM! Can’t wait to try it again with the raw ingredients but we’re not complaining in the mean time. πŸ™‚

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  • 14. Gwynneth  |  June 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Tip: I rub coconut oil on my hands and then roll them into balls~It resolves the stickiness. (I also love to add in spirulina, stir in soaked goji berries, and roll the finished products in ground walnuts~YUM!)

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