Healthy Chocolate, Coconut and Cherry Balls

Cook time 20 minutes
Servings 24


100g glace cherries, roughly chopped (could also use 100g fresh pitted cherries, roughly chopped)
10 dates, pitted, roughly chopped
1 – 1½ cups almond meal
¼ cup raw cacao powder
¼ cup desiccated coconut + extra ⅓ cup, to coat
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted, cooled

Healthy Chocolate, Coconut and Cherry Balls


Place the cherries, dates, almond meal, cacao powder, coconut, seeds, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Blend briefly until combined. Add coconut oil and pulse 2 to 3 times until well combined.

If the mixture is too wet add some extra coconut or if too dry, add a little water.

Roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper.

Place the extra coconut onto a large plate and roll each ball in the coconut, ensuring each ball is evenly coated.

Store balls in an airtight container and refrigerate to firm up.

** You can use any combination of seeds and nuts you like – you could also roll the balls in extra cacao powder or finely chopped cacao nibs