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Almond Choc Chunk Balls – now that’s a mouth full!

These pop-one- (or more, who’s counting?!) in-your-mouth Almond Choc Chunk Balls, are very moreish. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so, and make sure that you’ve baked enough of them to keep those Trick or Treaters tummies happy.

I do love a good cookie, and these little bites are perfect if you don’t want to over indulge, especially over festivals or celebrations, when there are usually so many delicious snacks to choose from! Yes, they do have chocolate chunks in them, but they’re 70% organic dark chocolate, so they’re very healthy, aren’t they? Of course they are!

Whilst I was baking almond flour cookies, I suddenly thought that adding chocolate to them would be a great idea. Then I thought that rather than making the conventional chocolate chip cookie, I’d roll them up.  This way, you can eat more, and innocently say, “But, I only had 5 balls!’   or maybe that’s just me?!

Almond Choc Chunk Balls (Gluten free, Dairy free, Soy free, Egg free, Oat free, Corn free)

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of Almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey (if you like them sweeter, add more)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup of oil (I used sunflower)
  • 4 Tablespoons of ready-made coffee (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chunks (or chips)
Ingredients without the coffee
Ingredients without the coffee

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/355F
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the almond flour and salt
  3. Add the honey, vanilla essence, oil and coffee (optional). See note below.
  4. Mix together to form a smooth dough
  5. Add the chocolate chunks and using hands, form a ball with the dough
  6. Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes
  7. Remove from refrigerator and working quickly, pull pieces of dough from the ball and place into your palm. Roll into smaller balls
  8. Place on a baking sheet
  9. Bake at 180C/355F for 6-8 minutes, until lightly browned
  10. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack
Add all ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly
Add all ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly
Add choc chunks to dough. Don't worry about the colour of the chocolate - sudden temperature change caused that, but it's still edible
Add choc chunks to dough. Don’t worry about the colour of the chocolate – sudden temperature change caused that, but it’s still edible

Note: If you omit the coffee, you may need to add more liquid to make the dough smoother. If so, add more honey, water, milk, or oil, a teaspoon at a time.

For the chocolate chunks, all I did was roughly chop up a slab of dark chocolate. I wanted big pieces, and it worked out fine.

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Happy Trick or Treating!

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2 thoughts on “Almond Choc Chunk Balls – now that’s a mouth full!

    1. Hi Jenny, thanks for your question. You could use coconut oil, in liquid form. The almond flour does have a strong flavour, as does the coconut oil, if one is not used to either of them. Remember NOT to refrigerate the dough though, as I learned the hard way! If you do indeed use coconut oil, bake when the dough is ready.

      I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

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