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Ferrero Rocher Energy Balls

Ferrero Rocher Energy Balls

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If you don't like Ferrero chocolates you're probably lying to yourself.  So guess what: I came up with a recipe that will satisfy your chocolate cravings and is, better yet, filled with fibre, protein AND healthy fat. My 'Ferrero Rocher' energy balls will surely will keep you full and energized until your next meal!
These babies are raw, vegan, paleo, gluten-free and nutrient dense, so you can allow yourself to indulge without guilt! You can have them as your post-workout snack, or just whenever you feel like having a treat... Or you can eat them as a topping for your banana icecream, like I did! Either way, you'll absolutely LOVE them.
 Ferrero Rocher Energy Balls

Directions

For the filling
  • 1 cup dried dates, soaked
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (I used peanut butter)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
In a food processor combine all ingredients until nicely blended, consistency should be soft and sticky.
Grab your mixture and start shaping it into balls in the size of your choice, I recommend making the diameter of the balls a little over an inch. Once you're done shaping them, set aside.
For the chocolate coating
  • Melted coconut oil
  • Cacao powder
  • Desiccated coconut (optional)
Eyeball all of the ingredients taking into consideration the amount you'll need to coat the balls and your desired chocolate taste.
Mix the coconut oil, cacao powder and desiccated coconut together.
Dip the ferrero rocher energy balls into the chocolate goodness, get them out and place them in a plate covered with parchment paper before putting them in the freezer. You can dip them as many times as you desire to make the coating thicker, place them back in the freezer for a minute or until the coating has set before dipping again.
Once your happy with the thickness of the chocolate coating the ferrero rocher energy balls are ready to be enjoyed!
This is a post by PumpUp member mariajumps. Keep her pumped on the PumpUp app here!

Raw coconut oatmeal chocolate cookies

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'Raw' Chocolate Coconut Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oat flour (ground oats).
  • 6 medjool dates (I used dried).
  • 2 tablespoon Almond milk (add more if needed).
  • Desiccated coconut/Unsweetened cocoa powder/Cinammon powder.

1. If baking cookies, preheat oven to 250°F.
2. Place oat flour and dates in a food processor and press until dates break apart, then add in the almond milk and keep pressing until a dough starts to form. If you think it’s too dry, add more almond milk.
3. Take the dough out and place in a bowl. Divide the dough in three parts of equal or similar size. Place other two ‘dough balls’ in two separate bowls. There should be three bowls of dough in total. 
4. Put  as much (or as little) of the desiccated coconut, cocoa powder and cinnamon in the dough. Mix well.
5. Once everything is mixed, grab some of the dough and form a ball (whatever size you’d like!) with your hands, and shape them into a cookie (if using cookie sheet) or go ahead and press down the ball into the silicone mold to shape them.
6. If you’re up for a raw cookie, they’re ready to be eaten! BUT, if you feel like baking them place the cookies in your cookie sheet/silicone mold and get them in the oven for around seven minutes (if you want them chewy), or leave a little longer for a harder cookie.
7. Get them out and enjoy!

This is a recipe by PumpUp member @mariajumps. Follow PumpUp on Tumblr for more healthy food recipes!