My first encounter with these blessed balls was on mama Maui.
It was tantra day, late eve, and some wonderful goddesses had whipped up a batch of balls after satsang. We were told to close our eyes, and we waited. Took a slow breath of chocolaty goodness, waited.
Bite-by-tiny-bite, handfed by fellow yoginis, we indulged in the sweet bliss of this nutty kiss. I was hooked immediately. I couldn’t believe how something so delicious could actually be so good for our bodies too!
Here’s to sharing the love!
PS- big kisses to beautiful raw chef Taliyah Irene who introduced me to this recipe. Below is my variation-of-the-day on this commonly created dessert; it’s always changing!
- 2 cups raw nuts- almonds, pecans, walnuts, or a mix!
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup raw almond milk
- 1/4 cup natural carob powder
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 8 large whole dates (pitted & cut into teensy weensy pieces)
- 2 tbsp organic crunchy nut butter
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil
- shredded coconuts (for decor!)
- raw cacao nibs (for decor!)
- lots of love!
*All measurements are approximate. I like to mix it up & see how it goes!
There’s lots of room to play in this dessert: throw in any dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and experiment with whatever you like. Let me know what you come up with!
Mash, bash & crush up nuts & seeds in a big bowl. (For silkier taste, blend more- for crunchier taste, blend less!)
Add carob powder & flaxseed. Stir in almond milk, peanut butter, coconut oil & dates to make everything sticky. Get messy! Mix ‘er all up!
Shape into small balls & roll them around in shredded coconut. Infuse them all with love. (That’s the most important part!)
And…. Ta-da! You are finished. Enjoy!
As a tribute to my dear yoginis, I made two happy lovers dancing in coconut rain falling from heart-shaped clouds. Hehe.