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Avocado Chocolate Balls

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Were rockin balls over here.  Ok, I really don’t know what that means, but it was fun to say.  Today I have another no bake, raw cookie dough ball recipe for you, using one of my favorite fruits, avocado.  I have an abundance of avocados in my house and me being the only one who eats them, I can’t eat them quick enough, so I needed to find use for them, that would last longer than an over ripe avocado.  So the Avocado Chocolate Balls were born!!

These balls are rich, creamy, a pinch salty, low-calorie, gluten-free and vegan and so perfect for chocolate cravings!!  I used simple ingredients so everyone can make balls!!  After all, balls are fun to make!  I know I like to say balls a lot.  I’m a total weirdo!!  I’m fine with that!


When making these balls I debated on using coconut or peanut butter, but I really wanted to stick to one kind of healthy fat and the rest a healthy carb.  To hold it all together, I used gluten-free rolled oats from Trader Joe’s.  Add a pinch of brown sugar, vanilla extract, stevia and of course cocoa!!  The combination is heavenly.  The little dough balls almost taste like a big chocolate chip to me, but WAY healthier!  Each ball comes in at only 21 calories!  Guilt-free, perfect and I’m happy!

Avocado Chocolate Balls
 
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A vegan and gluten free, creamy, chocolaty, raw dough ball made with avocados and chocolate.
Serves: 30 Balls
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado (160 grams), pitted
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar, not packed
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 pkts stevia (1 tsp) (to taste)
  • 1 cup old fashion oats, processed into flour (I used Gluten-Free)
Instructions
  1. Add parchment paper to a plate or half size baking sheet; set a side
  2. In a bowl mashed your avocado, I used a back of a spoon. Mix in cocoa powder, brown sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated. Taste test it, to see how much stevia you want to use, I used two packets. Add oats; mix well.
  3. Take about a tablespoon size of batter in your hands and roll into a ball and place on prepared baking. The batter will be soft. If you feel the batter needs to be more firm; add a pinch more rolled oats or even almond meal or shredded coconut.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the freezer or refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Once frozen or harden; place your balls in a container, I used a ziplock freezer bag. I stored mine in the freezer, but you could also store it in the refrigerator. If you freeze them, let the balls sit out for about 3 minutes before eating, to get the pure creaminess.
  5. Note: To make oat flour; place 1 cup of oatmeal in a food processor, I used my mini and process until flour like consistency. One cup oatmeal, makes one cup oat flour.
Notes
Calories per ball: 21.5, Fat: 1, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 20, Potassium: 28.5, Carbs: 3, Fiber: .08, Sugar: .05, Protein: .05
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Ball
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I have to tell you something funny.  On Sunday night, my Husband made my old recipe for macaroni salad.  He has been begging me to make it for a week.  I told him no, it’s to fatty, I can’t have that and I don’t feel like making that.  So he went out, bought all the ingredients and made it himself.  Of course he was asking how much of this and that goes in it.  I told him!  I decided to take a picture of it and put it on Instagram.  He said, don’t do that, I put too much paprika on top, it’s not going to look pretty.  I had to laugh, he actually cared about the presentation to his food.  One day, I’ll get him to write a post or at least dictate one to me.  But I promise you, whatever he makes will not be healthy!

Go out and have a ball today or you can make balls!  🙂  Have fun and have a super bouncy day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

 

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