Organic Plant Protein Almond Joy Balls

Posted On: December 11, 2015 By: David Cabrera Categories: Garden of Life

organic-plant-protein-almond-joy-ballsTis the season for cookie swaps and holiday parties where we can be tempted by a lot of rich, unhealthy foods.  These treats made with Garden of Life coconut oil and Organic Plant Protein are a great way to treat yourself, your friends and family with a healthy snack.

OPP Almond Joy Balls

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

1 cup and ½ tablespoon Garden of Life coconut oil, melted

2 tablespoons maple syrup

¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

1 scoop Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Vanilla

½ cup cacao (or carob if you are vegan) chips

Slivered or whole almonds for garnish

In a small saucepan combine coconut, 1cup coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt. Cook and stir over low heat, about 5 minutes, or until the shredded coconut has softened and absorbed some of the oil. Remove from heat, and stir in the Organic Plant Protein.

Pour the mixture into a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Firmly pack the mixture down, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Using a small cookie scoop, make small balls out of the mixture. If your kitchen is warm, chill the balls again for 15-30 minutes.

Melt cacao chips with a remaining coconut oil, mix until melted and smooth.  Dip your coconut balls to coat the top with chocolate. Set aside on a non-stick surface (parchment paper or silpat).  Sprinkle the top with slivered almonds or set one almond onto the top of the ball, pressing down slightly.

Cool for an additional 10-20 minutes for the chocolate to set and enjoy!