5-Minute 3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

Today’s recipe is Dark.  Very dark.

Just as dark as the Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs I made.

And takes about as long….5 whole minutes.  And only requires a VitaBaller, food processor or Magic Bullet.

Also see the post I did a few months ago about making your own LaraBars.   A little light on pics but very good content & info to ensure LaraMaking Success.  I was getting ready to move, close on a house, board a plane for a day trip, it was a hectic time to say the least.

MY OTHER RECIPES

It’s really a snap to do, and so I decided to pimp up my game over here and get to work on some Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls!

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5 Minute Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

1/4 c raw cashews (not soaked)
1/2 c medjool dates, pitted (I used 6 medium medjools.  Not huge ones, medium-sized.  Mine are from TJ’s and some of their containers have the huge medjools, but these were not.)
1 Tbsp Dark Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s Dark)
Yields: 13 Balls, feel free to double, triple, quad the recipe. I like working with smaller batches that way if I want to tweak flavors or textures, it’s easier for me.

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First, grind your cashews into a fine powder.  The finer the better. Then add the pitted dates.

Grind again.

Add your 1 Tbsp Dark Cocoa (or Cocoa).
Or, Don’t add in any Cocoa and keep your Balls Blond (TWSS)

Grind again.  I have always felt that a 2:1 ratio of dates to nuts works best when making raw bars.  And as I have mentioned before, as a Vita-Mix user, you know when you have achieved Perfect Raw Dough Consistency when the whole wad spins around like a tennis ball inside the canister.  It can happen in a matter of a second, so watch closely and don’t overblend.  You will soon go from dough to chocolate puree.

I took my dough wad out

And see, when it’s The Right Dough Consistency, it will all just pop outta the canister, no gloppy-n-sloppy canister cleaning required.

Because it was 94F here this morning, the dough was feeling a little too warm to work with so I roughly divided into ball shapes with a spoon and popped the plate into the fridge for an hour.

Came back and formed 13 beautiful dark balls

3 Ingredients: Cashews, Dates, Dark Cocoa Powder

Oh wait 4 Ingredients: TLC added with each one of these too!

Optional Add-In’s & Extras (and Katie has mentioned some of these too):
Add Vanilla, Hazelnut, Peppermint, Almond, etc. Extract
Roll finished product in Carob, Coconut, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Powder, Powdered Sugar
Add in Carob, Coconut, Cocoa Nibs to the “dough” mixture
Shape into logs, bars, balls, squares, hearts, Gingerbread men, stars, Christmas Cookie Cutter shapes
The sky’s the limit, get creative!!!!!!!!

So you’d like to see a dinner or a vegetable, ok I can oblige.  Hugh Jass Salad with brock, cauli, tomatoes, cukes, yellow peppers, and topped with my Homemade Slaw Dressing.

And as if the Dark Choco Fudge Balls for Dessert weren’t enough…

….I popped a few Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls, too.

Have you tried making no-bake balls or bites?

 

43 comments on “5-Minute 3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls”

  1. Yep, we have the same furniture, but ours is white. Love it!

    That crisp looks so fabulous… thanks for the recipe!

    Wishing you a great weekend!

  2. um, your shell lamp is GORGEOUS! love love love it…and of course your new furniture too!

    your apple cruble is a staple in OUR dessert lives so I am glad you are re posting it!

    today's yoga pose is the best!!! i actually did those last night! funny!

    so commute time. at first I thought you meant…as a passenger and I was going uh uh uh…knit!

    ha

    but then I realized you meant driving. I try and use that time to be quiet with my head! not always easy. if I need a pick me up I listen to the commedy channel in my XM radio…often I get books on CD and listen to that…

    but my drive (45 min each way) is my time to just clear my head and I try to do just that~

    so excited to hear about Saturday!
    have fun!

  3. Hey! Thanks so much for checking my site out! It made my day=) I love your furniture btw. SO gorgeous. The apple crisp looks fabulous too!

    Usually when im in the car I like to just listen to music and think. It honestly depends on my mood. If I have alot going on I use my car time as just some quiet me time..if not I talk on the phone. Sometimes it gives me a few minutes to call my family and catch up with them which is really nice!
    Have a super day!

  4. how do you get certified to teach yoga/fitness classes?

  5. YAY! Q and A post! :)

    I am definatly going to make this Raw apple crisp when I go home for Christmas!! I SUCK at baking baking.. but raw baking.. i may be give you a run for yo dough balls ;-)
    tee hee.

    LOVE YOU!

  6. Cute furniture. I'm not getting anything new at the moment. Instead, I've been cleaning out the house. Jacob's nearly 7 years old, so it's been a while since I've baby-proofed the house. I've got a lot of work to do.

  7. YUMMM that apple crumble looks delicious!

    I love the new furniture, west elm's stuff is so chic and modern it looks perfect in your house!! Love the fluffy pillow too! :)

    you are going to ROCK your yoga class this weekend, I know how nerve racking it can be teaching at new locations with new people in the class, it can be intimidating, but I know you will do great!!!

    xo happy friiiday!

  8. I think I can make this even though I don't have a food processor, right?! I have a cool blender so I think it will work! What do you think?

    Thanks for getting back to me about the tahini! I'll see what a little agave can do next time.

  9. smart move working your charm on your neighbor .. after all how could anyone resist your sweet sweet face :) the new furniture is so fabulously chic!

    hope the yoga class is amazing tomorrow, darling! I want deeeeets!! ya heard?!

    love to you!

  10. How the balls do you get your vita to make this into a ball? I’ve been making these and adjusting (less dates, more nuts, etc) and I can’t get it to be a big ball in my vita…so I’m left scraping it out from under the blades and the corners…what’s your secret? Do you stir around the cashew/nut powder/flour before you add the dates? That’s the only thing I haven’t done….you know, they always taste awesome though…. :)

    Thanks!

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  14. Love the raw dessert recipes. I can’t wait to try them. However, I have a nut allergy in the family. Any favorite nut free recipes? Also, to weigh in on your question about exercise solidarity….I run and prefer to run alone. It’s such a singular experience and I like it that way. I like to run with my hubby in official races we sign up for but, only for a few miles. I take hot vinyasa yoga classes as well. I would love private instruction as I don’t think I benefit from bring in a group, but maybe I do and don’t it.

  15. Love the raw dessert recipes. I can’t wait to try them. However, I have a nut allergy in the family. Any favorite nut free recipes? Also, to weigh in on your question about exercise solidarity….I run and prefer to run alone. It’s such a singular experience and I like it that way. I like to run with my hubby in official races we sign up for but, only for a few miles. I take hot vinyasa yoga classes as well. I would love private instruction as I don’t think I benefit from bring in a group, but maybe I do and don’t it. In sure the energy in the room affects me more than I realize.

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