This afternoon, my lovely co-worker turned to me and declared that she needed chocolate.  I understand that feeling because I need chocolate like every day. 

She went to the vending machine, grabbed a chocolate bar and promised me that later she would eat veggies and work out extra hard.

I promised her I’d come up with a healthy chocolate alternative for those afternoon cravings.  And I did! 


Raw Coconut-Cacao Balls


1/2 cup raw coconut
2 tbsp raw cacao
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
5 Medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp raw honey


1. Place all ingredients in a processor and blend until thoroughly mixed (mixture can be slightly chunky)
2. Roll into balls and cover in flaked coconut
3. Can be stored in fridge