Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

TGIF, woo-hoo!!!!  I’m excited for the weekend!  No big plans or anything, but just spending time with my two fave peeps, Scott & Skylar, is all I really want to do.  The simple things, you know.

Three cheers for the three veggie combo post I did yesterday.  Dehydrated kale chips

Fresh Salads

And Roasted Sweet Potato Fries & Curly Fries.  Judging from all the comments I got, I’m glad to hear you like your veggies as much as I do!  Thanks for the props!  And also on the home decorating shoutouts, too.  Muah!!!!!

But you know me well enough to know I am not going to go on and on about veggies, when there’s dessert to talk about!

You may remember a few weeks back I posted the Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs recipe.

 

Well, it was sooo popular and I had so many people write in to me to tell me how much they loved them and how easy, fast, and delish the recipe is.

 

You’re thinking, why mess with a good thing?  Well, I couldn’t help myself and decided to make one tweak.  I made it dark.  Dark Chocolate that is.

Averie’s Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs are here:
1.5 cups shredded coconut
3/4 c maple syrup (or agave to be preserve true raw status if you care)
3/4 c  Dark Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark and it’s not technically raw but find what suits your lifestyle & needs online if needed)
Dash Vanilla Extract
Optional: 1/4 c coconut oil (I used it and encourage it!)
Optional: 1/4 c chia seeds (did not use it in today’s blend)

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl & mix together by hand 

Remove and put into a freeze-able container.  Freeze til solid…

….Remove from freezer… 

….and dig in!  Here’s a ball.

There could not be a simpler or darker dessert than that.

Or wait, maybe there could be something darker.  I whipped up a batch of Dark Chocolate Macaroons.

 And sent some off to a Birthday Girl.

And some to a Beautiful Pea.

Dinner you ask?  Veggies, rabbit food?  I’ve got another massaged kale salad with brock, cauli, cukes, and tomatoes.  Dressed with my Homemade (Broccoli) Slaw Dressing.  Apparently the Pea Household got in on the action, too.

And there was a salad with cukes, carrots, peppers, and some roasted sweet potato fries.  This one I dressed with OJ, agave, and cracked black.

For dessert I dug into double decker dark balls (TWSS).  Silly kids, the vegan dark chocolate coconut snowballs that you need to go make, now!

Moving along…
Something pink and pretty showed up in the mail!

And there was a great random act of kindness kind of message enclosed, too!

What is this lovely trinket?  Why it’s Shimmer Organics Mandarin & Honey Revitalizing Face Mask

Lisa from Shimmer Organics was kind enough to send this all organic, raw awesome mask!  Here’s a little bit about her products from her site: “All ingredients in the Mandarin and Honey Revitalizing Mask are pure, earth friendly, raw, and organic. I have hand selected every ingredient for its healing and restorative properties.”

I can tell you this product smells heavenly and left my face feeling soft & toned.  Great stuff! Thanks, Lisa!

Flashback Friday Pictures in honor of Miss Janetha I’ve got a couple I could scrounge up.  As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have anything older than 4 years or so saved on memory stick.  Everything else is on actual 4 x 6’s and I don’t have time to convert things.  I’d rather spend my free time in the kitch or with my fam.

But here were some hot air balloons that used to drop down into the private canyon behind our San Diego house so low that I swear, sometimes I thought they would just drop in for dinner.  Literally.

And here were two puppies my dog, Britney, had.   The breed is papillon and they were only days old here.  They were literally the size of hamsters when they were born.   Too cute!

 Yoga Today is Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose).  Great for runners or anyone who just wants to get in for a deep quad stretch.  Love this pose for that!

Tip of the Day: My Chia Seed GiveAway!!!!!  If you’re not already entered, go get your pretty self entered for a 3 Pound Bag of Chia Seeds!!!!! 

Jessica’s got a GiveAway


Candace has a GiveAway too

And I did A Guest Post on the lovely Janetha’s Blog.  Check it out if you want to know more about why I went raw & vegan!

What’s on your agenda this weekend?  Anything fun going on?  I’d love to hear all about it!

And are you a milk, dark, or white chocolate person?  Or none of the above?  I know a few of you are not chocolate fans.  It amazes me, because I love dark chocolate.  Alot!  But whatever floats your boat, I say!

Stay Tuned For Raw “Pasta” & Marinara…

   

100 Responses to “Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs”

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    chrystad72 — November 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I just posted a link to the contest on my blog!

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    chrystad72 — November 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I went on the website and found out it was started 15 years ago in NZ…How cool!

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    chrystad72 — November 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I also checked out the vegan shopping finds and saw some super cute bags and purses in one of the pics! I LOVE shopping for new bags…=)

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    chrystad72 — November 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    You are also on my blogroll!

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    Paige — November 10, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I want to win this shopping spree, because eco-friendly items are really expensive; and often I go with what's cheaper. The shopping spree would get me started on the right (green) foot!

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    Paige — November 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I am a follower on Google Reader!

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    Vegyogini — November 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I'd love to try the dishwashing soap!

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    Laura E — November 11, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for the opportunity! I would get the vanilla shampoo and conditoner and also the coconut soap!

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    Laura E — November 11, 2009 at 12:53 am

    From there website I learned that they have there own research and development facility and factory and addressing individual health issues are at the forefront of eco-friendly product development!

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    Laura E — November 11, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I posted your giveaway on my facebook!

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    Laura E — November 11, 2009 at 1:43 am

    I checked out their blog and on their October 16th post they wrote that October 23rd, Ecostore will be launching their products at the opening of the new flagship store opening of Duane Reade!

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    Laura E — November 11, 2009 at 1:49 am

    I left a comment on your Shopping Finds post! That vanilla creme liquid stevia sounds soo good.

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    Laura E — November 11, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Lastly, I just commented on your shopping experience at a vegan store!

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    Laura E — November 11, 2009 at 2:41 am

    ugh..I just read that you'd email the winnter and I didn't leave my email!

    frootloops_04(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Anna Graham Shonle — November 11, 2009 at 3:19 am

    I just posted to FB about the contest. :)

    annagraham at gmail dot com

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    NaturallyMariam — November 11, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I twitted @NaturallyMariam

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    Robyn — November 11, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Would love to win a $25 shopping spree! Who wouldn't? I follow you on Twitter too….I'm Reikirobyn on Twitter.

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — November 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

    i tweeted about the giveaway!
    thanks for hosting it!

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — November 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

    and my house could really use some new eco cleaning products!

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — November 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

    and i follow you publicly!

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — November 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

    and i followed @ecostoreusa

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    Shannon — November 11, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    you're already in my google reader ;)

    i have cleaning products from my mom… aka from ages ago! i don't even want to think about what's in them now. love to replace those or get some bath and body products!

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    Mary — November 12, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I would love some of the Vanilla Soap! I am always looking for great eco friendly products.

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    Mary — November 12, 2009 at 12:23 am

    You are in my Google Reader!

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    A — November 13, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I'd love to try some of the cleaning products.

    p/s Im canadian so I'm not sure that I can actually enter in this contest but here goes nothing :P

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    A — November 13, 2009 at 2:36 am

    You're in my google reader

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    lilveggiepatch.com — November 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I want to try the kelp and coconut soaps!

    I'd also love some new eco-friendly cleaning products, because, sadly, ours are almost out and I can't really afford to re-stock. Sad but true.

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    Anonymous — November 14, 2009 at 4:35 am

    I am crossing my fingers, hoping I will win! My bathroom could use some eco cleaning. :D

    Brooke

    btw, LOOOOVE your blog! I check it every day!

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    Gina — November 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    First thing I would buy are some soaps! Then move on to household goodies, I'm such a clean freak
    :>

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    Gina — November 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I'm already a follower!

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    Gina — November 14, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    You're in my Google Reader!
    **Here's to hoping I win, my student bank account has definitely seen better days!**

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    Gina — November 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Left you a comment on your Shopping Finds post
    (:

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    Neena — November 15, 2009 at 12:11 am

    What a great giveaway! I love the bath and beauty products. Fun way to responsibly pamper yourself!

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:25 am

    #1- Why I would like to win – 25.00 on earth loving body friendly goodies – no brainer!

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:26 am

    #2 – I am a follower

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:26 am

    #3 – On my blog reader

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:27 am

    #4- I ma a twitter!

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:27 am

    #5 – posted a link on twitty

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:28 am

    #6 – I learned that I wish I could afford to be super green

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:29 am

    #7 – Learned from the blog that NYC is the place to be

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:29 am

    #8 – Signed up for newsletter

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:30 am

    #9 – Following them on twitter world

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:31 am

    #10 left you a comment on shopping

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    Rachel — November 15, 2009 at 2:32 am

    #12 – Left you a comment on the other post also! Happy drawing!

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    nuttymom — November 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to try the bath products!

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    nuttymom — November 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    tweeted!

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    nuttymom — November 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    became a fan on facebook

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    nuttymom — November 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    sorry, I mean I posted this on facebook! ;-P

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