I love the flavour combination of chocolate, cherry and almond. Each on its own is good but when combined together is just heavenly. So chocolate-cherry almond balls seem perfect right?
Maybe a visual is necessary to illustrate my point…
I think these are one of the tastiest creations to ever come out of my kitchen.
Make them now and thank me later.
CHOCOLATE-CHERRY ALMOND BALLS
1 cup almonds
1/4 cup cashews
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips or a dark chocolate bars, chopped
1/3 cup dried cherries (the no sugar, no sulfite variety)
1 tsp raw cacao powder
pinch of sea salt
Add almonds and cashews to a food processor and process until crumbly. Careful not to over-process, this will let too much oil out of the nuts. Remove, place in a large bowl and set aside.
Add dates, chocolate chips, dried cherries, raw cacao powder and sea salt to food processor and process until well combined. Remove and add to bowl of nuts.
Using a wooden spoon or fork combine nuts with date mixture. You can use your hands too to help combine the ingredients. Once all the ingredients are combined, roll into small balls and top with a whole almond and chocolate chip.
Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving. Makes about 15-18 small balls.