• No-Bake Cacao Donut Holes (vegan & gluten-free)

    No Bake Cacao Donut Holes that are low sugar, grain free & vegan

    No-Bake Cacao Donut Holes for a vegan, low sugar & grain-free snack!No Bake Cacao Donut Holes that are low sugar, grain free & vegan

    I have made a lot of balls in my lifetime but these may just be one of my ultimate favorites ever.

    It really is crazy how the “bliss ball” trendy really took off a year ago. I remember giggling to my immature/perverted self when I first heard about ball snacks. Jord still giggles about it basically every time I offer him some.. oops.

    Then I started reading the barre3 handbook for B3 ALL IN and saw they made a no-bake donut holes. Immediately had to try them and fell in LOVE. I modified them a bit in this recipe based off my ingredients in the pantry and to taste but they are so good. 

    I love carrying them around for a pre or post work out treat. Or just a snack when you want a something sweet yet hearty. I make those Maca Superfood Balls filled with all the goods and pretty much have them in the freezer at all times.

    During B3 ALL IN I am finding that my hunger is definitely increased a bit. Working out at barre3 5x a week is no joke. I also have stopped drinking alcohol during this, which really hans’t been too challenging. Besides when I am out with friends or out to dinner and everyone gets a cocktail. Meanwhile I am like “so do you serve Shirley Temples?”

    But back to these No-Bake Cacao Donut Holes. They are hearty, chocolatey, and SO simple to make.

    WHAT YOU NEED

    raw almonds

    toasted hazelnuts (or raw, I just only had toasted)

    dates

    almond butter

    vanilla extract

    toppings: granola, goji berries, coconut flakes

    QUICK NOTES

    • These No Bake Cacao Donut Holes freeze really well. You can double the batch and keep half in the freezer. Just defrost in fridge for a bit before eating. I also love them cold
    • You can sub any nut butter you like for the almond butter
    • You can likely use walnuts or cashews as well to sub the nuts but keep an eye the measurements because it can vary based off that particular nut/seed
    • Get creative in the toppings, and to mix things up use a few different kinds. Thanks to Jord for easily getting sick of the same thing, I am constantly trying to maximize all the recipes with new flavors 🙂

    No Bake Cacao Donut Holes that are low sugar, grain free & veganNo Bake Cacao Donut Holes that are low sugar, grain free & vegan

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    No-Bake Cacao Donut Holes

    No Bake Cacao Donut Holes that are low sugar, grain free & vegan
    • Author: rachel mansfield
    • Prep Time: 5 mins
    • Cook Time: 1 hour
    • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
    • Yield: About 15 balls 1x
    • Category: vegan, grain-free, gluten-free
    • Cuisine: snacks, dessert

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup raw almonds
    • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts
    • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
    • 1 cup pitted dates
    • 2 tablespoons almond butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Toppings: granola, goji berries, coconut flakes

    Instructions

    1. In food processor, pulse together all ingredients (except toppings)
    2. Until a ingredients are broken up (if too dry add more almond butter)
    3. Roll into balls about 1-2 tablespoons per ball and add desired toppings (you can also leave as is)
    4. Place in fridge for about an hour or freezer in airtight container then enjoy!
    5. *Will stay good in fridge for about a week or freezer for 2 months!

    xx, Rach

    No Bake Cacao Donut Holes for a vegan, low sugar & grain-free snack!

     

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    1 Comment

  • Reply Emily January 23, 2017 at 11:06 am

    It is CRAZY how the ball trend went crazy, cause it’s really one of the most fun, easy snacks to make, but at first it sounds kind of odd. These sound yummy!

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