Carob and Coconut Balls

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Although I’m not a vegan myself these are raw vegan and one of my son’s favourite treats. They are gluten free, dairy free and almost guilt free 🙂

These little gems are easy to make and keep fresh in an air tight container for 10-14 days. These Carob Balls make a nice addition to a party table or wrapped up as a hostess gift. We used almonds in this recipe but you can use any other nuts or even a mixture of a few different nuts.

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The nutritional yeast flakes add more protein without flavour. If you prefer, you could use your favourite flavoured protein powder but this could potentially add more carbs so be sure to read your labels!

We are a very sport minded family. My hubby and I run, I play soccer, my daughter is a rugby player (university, municipal and provincial) and my son snowboards. Recently my son has decided to take up rugby which was a big surprise but he’s 6’4″ and as fast as lightening so he makes a perfect wing. He has his first rugby tourney tomorrow so I made these protein packed Carob and Coconut Balls for him to snack on. They are sugar free but one of his favourite treats.

Enjoy!

Carob and Coconut Balls Recipe

By kimmy Published: April 3, 2018

  • Yield: 18 Servings
  • Prep: 1 hr 15 mins

Calories: 26 | Fat: 0.1g | Protein: 1.2g | Carbs: 5.8g | Fibre: 0.8g | WW Points: 1

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the raisins, nuts, carob, flakes and dates into your food processor. Mix all together.
  2. Form mixture into a large ball and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Roll into small bite sized balls.
  4. Roll and press in shredded coconut and carob powder.
  5. Store bites in an air tight container for 14 days. (if they last that long!)
By | 2018-04-04T00:09:08+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Dessert, Recipes, WW Friendly|

About the Author:

Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

2 Comments

  1. Customwriting April 5, 2018 at 12:24 am - Reply

    What is the difference between carob powder and cacao powder?

    • kimmy April 6, 2018 at 11:19 am - Reply

      Good Morning! Great question thanks for popping by! Carob and Cacao are very similar and both can be used in this recipe. Carob is from the pod of the Carob tree and often used as a Cacao substitute. Cacao is made from the beans of the Cacao Tree and has a milder and sweeter taste. I suggest using Carob in this recipe as Carob is higher in fiber which reduces the net carbs per bite and they wont taste as sweet.

      Happy Cooking! Kim

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