Humpity hump, Humpity Hump. Happy Wednesday Friends! I wanted to thank you, new and faithful commenters alike, for you positive response to my 4-Ingredient Homemade Hummus Recipe. I hope you try it and maybe it’ll help you break your Sabra addictions.
What else have I been up to? I whipped up a quick-n-chocolatey raw vegan dessert that requires nothing but a bowl, spoon, and the freezer. Music to your tastebuds, I know.
Averie’s Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snow Balls
1.5 cups shredded coconut
3/4 c maple syrup (or agave to be technically raw)
3/4 c cocoa powder
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)
Mix all the ingredients together by hand
Vegan Chocolate Heaven in the house
Transfer to a container for the freezer.
If you want to make Snow Balls by hand, hence the name of the recipe, feel free to make golf-ball sized choco-balls and then freeze. You’ll probably yield 15 balls or so.
I was not feeling super inspired to roll the mix into balls. Instead, I just scooped things outta the container with an ice cream scooper as needed when I raided the freezer.
…And here’s where I have that ice cream scooper ready for the frozen Choco Coconut Snowball dig-out fest.
I dug out a ball. (So much TWSS potential there….)
A Big Chunk Went Missing from the Container
Thick, rich, fudgey, sweet. Fast-n-easy, no specialty appliances required, either. Pretty much everything you’d want in a dessert. And let’s not forgot those health benefits of coconut and coconut oil. Everything from an immune system boost to increased healing. So you can keep on convincing yourself why it’s good for you to eat this little dessert. I’m just what the Doctor Ordered.
After I raided the freezer, I raided my pantry and was looking through my nut butter stash…
…I made a bowl of oats for Scott, threw in some cinny & brown sugar, raisins, and topped them with a Sunbutter and Barney Butter Combo courtesy of a Barney Butter Sample I got. For all inquiring minds, Barney Butter is Peanut-Free. It’s Almond Butter and mighty yummy!
I also got some You Bars to Sample. For anyone who hasn’t heard of these, they are suuuuper cool! Why are they cool? Because you get to build your own bar! So you get to customize your own bar, shake or trail mix based on whatever ingredients float your boat! What a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?
I like the Nutrional Stats but love that Dates are the first ingredient on this pre-made chocolate bar
As a special treat for you, You Bar is hooking my readers up with a 5% discount off your order!!! Simply enter the code “LoveVeggiesAndYoga” at checkout and you’re all set to save! Thanks, You Bar!
Tip of the Day: Remember the Me & Gogi I reviewed yesterday, well Wednesday, October 21st they are going to be on the Today Show at about 9am Eastern time and they are offering free shipping on all orders over $15 on Wednesday only. I know some of you wrote to tell me you were gonna wait to order, well you may wanna get on that for the free $hipping action.
Things today were brought to you in VeganMofo spirit.
Yoga today is Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III). I love this pose because it really works your balance. Best thing to do is pick a focal point or dristi and once you feel steady, start to slowly extend your arms and your leg. Don’t be lookin’ around. Keep your gaze steady as it will steady your balance.
Tip of the Day: Missy’s GiveAway
Does anyone have a favorite Tea they want to tell me about? I have been trying to get more into teas lately and although they just don’t fully cut it for me because I am just a coffee drinker at heart, there are so many great seasonal and holiday blends coming out this time of year, what are your faves?
Stay Tuned for another Chocolate Dessert recipe… I don’t ever want to hear you’re sick of chocolate desserts!
Til then, enjoy a Snowball!…
Great recipe…I went to my local health foodstore and bought 10 balls for 10.00,a bit pricey so I looked on line for the recipe and came across yours…there will always be balls on hand at my house…thks again…
Wow, the chocolate snow balls are divine! Great recipe, thanks!
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I am new to your blog as of today and have just hop, skipped and jumped through it so far but I have to say I am inspired! Well done for living the life YOU want to live that equates to happiness for you.
I'm going to give your raw vegan choc chip dough balls a try but I just hope I can find some vegan choc chips!
Britt from Australia.
Made your choc chip cookie dough balls and they're amazing!! Thanks for all your creativity :)
I just made your chocolate chip cookie balls and–of course–they are AMAZING! I love how easy they are, not to mention delicious. Hubby LOVES them…as well as my 13 year old step daughter! YAY!!
Yah! I just got all of the neccesary ingredients to make the raw chocolate chip cookie balls. You know what I'm going to be doing this afternoon!
I finally bought some cashews and made a batch of these! SOOO good! They ARE pretty spot on to cookie dough! Cashews are gonna have to be a standard staple from now on, beside my almonds & walnuts.
I also saw that you posted a coupon to iherb.com… I'm so impressed: 10 free samples, best price on organic coconut oil… and they rush delivered it to Canada in 3 days!
These cookie dough balls are AWESOMEEEE!!
I microwaved a big ball for 10sec and the chocolate chips melted inside, it was SINFUL.
I'll blog about it on my next post :)
I just made these!! (with pecans instead of cashews) sooooooooooo good… I'm eating it right out of the bowl!! hehe..
Girl, these cookie dough balls are AMAZING! I made my first batch last night and can't stop eating them! Thanks for a great recipe!
Did some experiments with this recipe (had to adapt, didn't have Agave in the house)
since I didn't have Agave in the house, I used Dates (4-6 dates make a good substitute) Blended separately after the oats and cashews before adding in the more fluid ingredients.
Also added 2 Tbsp Frangelico Liqueur (hazel nut based)
can't get enough of these…
Thanks for the recipe!
Must say, I live where access to a VS means a $400 plane ride… am envious of your shopping spree. Online shopping just doesn't do it for me… I've found that after nursing 4 kids it's hard to the perfect fit for the Sisters– 32 LONG. =)
will this work in a food processor?
These look amazing!
I am constantly drooling over your recipes but I am in the middle of moving across the country and my kitchen is completely packed in boxes! I can not wait to unpack and get settled so I can start…not cooking! Thanks for all the great treats!
Friggin AMAZING. I don't have the Internet at home and couldn't remember exactly how you made yours, so I threw together 1/2 c. cashews, 1/4 c. almonds, 1 T. raw cacao powder, a splash of vanilla, a dash of salt, and about 1/2 c. of dates and dried cherries that had been sitting all lonely in a Ziplock in the pantry. Then I added about 1/4 cup each maple syrup and agave. I'll tell you what, this is one thing I should never make at night! It is like chocolate cherry cookie dough BLISS. I licked every last remnant out of the food processor in an attempt to satisfy myself so I wouldn't start noshing on dough balls before bed.
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I learned a bunch on the pro bar site!
Vegan, has CHIA seeds!, packed with Omega 3 acids, all natrual antioxidents from fruits and the chia..
okay. i am just getting started! i need to get myself some of these stat!
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I added you to mah bloggy roll.
i could have SWORN you were already in there.
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Good for you for treating the girls! They (you) deserve). I can see from here that those dough balls would be too dangerous for me but thanks for the tennis ball tip just in case.
I'm proud that I lost 10 lbs this year – 20 to go! And I started yoga (viniyoga). Whoohoo!
I love your parameters for what makes a good recipe… "easy" and "taste" are important for me, too!
Those cookie dough balls look fabulous… I'm sure I've said that before… but really, what is better than cookie dough?! Especially when it won't give you salmonella!
Thanks for your sweet comment and neverending support, lady.
We are huge coconut people so we like to taste coconut recipes. Though not all the time. Thanks for sharing your best ever recipe…. it looks fabulous! :) We have not made a raw chocolate chip cookie in awhile – this makes it on the to-make list for sure.
That is quite a yoga pose…I think you need to wear your new VS finds in that pose for the husband ;) haha. I always feel lost in Vickies. I need to get back in there and get some new bras. Those Chocolate chip cookie dough balls look AMAZING. Thank you for sharing
YAY for some new bras for boobies that have done so much for a sweet little gal! They totally deserve it! ;)
We've got a homeschooling halloween party to go to on Friday and I've got to bring a dish to pass. Guess who's gonna be whipping up some raw donut holes A LA Averie Harmony? That would be me. Stay tuned.
I love your recipes! They look so amazing. Sadly, nuts don't sit very well with me (even soaked). Do you have any that aren't so heavily nut-based?
WOW…that is an incredible yoga pose!! As weird as this may sound it looks incredibly comfortable!
I am probably the only person in the US who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies (raw or not) but I think those balls would taste great with or without the chips (TWSS?)
I really do love your re-caps because it reminds me of everything I still want to make. There's a part of me that's worried about making a dessert right now because I'm either not eating or scarfing everything in site. Lord knows I scarfed those coconut balls and the peanut butter balls you sent me straight away! Boy did they go down well though. :)
Thanks for your nice emails Averie…you are much appreciated.
I haven't had a chance to check out the newest scents at VS, but I just love that place! Seriously, it is just so fun to stop in and browse (or buy!) the cute lingerie. Their clothing and PJ's are just to die for! And what girl can ever have enough lotions and body sprays!? ;)
Love the pictures!
Great recipes! Great tips! The food looks awesome!
My but don't those cookie dough bites look just fabulous. I totally won an ice cream maker from Shannon today so how about I do some raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream ASAP!
VS is a good one stop shop for mass panty purchases but I tend to limit bra buying to their sales. I'd rather shell out top(less) dollar for a higher quality boobie sling, ya heard?
My VS faves are the all lace Emma bra collection, front close, stretch lace, supportive, yet giving. Also love their "Love Spell" fragrance, sort of a cross between rose and peach. I've never smelled anything else like it.
OMG these look amazing
ohhh favorite VS goodies would have to be their undies hehe, i love the colors and designs, so cute
have you ever thought about opening your own bakery?? it would do so well!!
Wow, those look awesome, something I need to try this weekend. Thanks!
I'm just gonna throw this out there, not quite sure how you'll feel about it – but you are the queen of balls. ;)
love that you treated yourself to some glam lingerie! I have a feeling the hubs won't hate it either ;) work it girrrrrl!
Well Averie these cookie dough balls look delish! 1 week until detox is over and I am getting my chocolate back on ;)
What are the best yoga poses for toning muscles in your arms and legs? Enjoy your day!
Yum, yum, yum!! I want to cry though because I am still clean out of cacao of any kind! It is awful!! I'll try to get some ASAP!
I think being a good mom has been one of my biggest accomplishments. That is my BIG for this stage in my life. Maybe in a few more years I'll have a new one to add : )
I'm always in awe at your yoga poses, you appear so natural in them, it's amazing…I hope that one day I can be like that too! You're definitely a true inspiration to me :) xxx
love this post!
I need to go to V.S. I use one scent from their body sprays, and one scent only.. and people know me for "this scent". but last time, they didn't have it! I don't know what I'm gonna do.
Can you use a different nut for the cookie dough? I don't have cashews at the moment, and I want to make these asap! :)
heeeey girl hey! hope your monday is off to a great start. that is awesome you pampered yourself with some VS loot. you totally deserve it! i recently paid off my VS credit card so i am trying to stay far away from there :) but i love everything there!!
your cookie dough looks fantastic. another yummy recipe for the cookbook, eh?!? oh p.s. thanks for the tip on making chocolate crumb crust. next time for sure!!
bragging rights bragging rights oy vey it is too early to think.. i only got 4 hrs of sleep.. let me get back to you? :)
talk to you later today i am sure! xoxo
I love your Highlights Reel, your Tip Of The Day, and your incredible yoga poses! And the recipes are pretty awesome too :) Thanks for sharing what goes on in Averie's Vegan Kitch!
I just made a couple trays of your cookies and popped them in the Excalibur…I tweaked the recipe a lot (was already a great recipe but I can't help but tweak) and I scraped a vanilla bean in there too…all the kids are loitering around the dehydrator waiting for COOKIES! Thanks for the inspiration, we need some cookies on this Monday morning!
Good for you for indulging in some girly-things :)
Have a gorgeous day!
Ok, these are being made TONIGHT! I love raw cookie dough, so I imagine these will have a special place my heart/belly.
As for the vicky's products, I tend to not fit into many of their garments. I feel like I look silly since I don't fill them up! :)
I REALLY need to make those raw cookie dough balls!
Averie, sweet girl, I am so sorry that I have not uploaded the recipe for those cookies yet. I have had some (good) personal stuff come up that has recently just been sucking up my time! It's on the top of my "blog to do list" though. :)
Have a wonderful week, friend!
Oh, Averie, you are going to fall in LOOOOOVE with the dark chocolate powder, I’m betting. I use it all the time. And yup, you guessed it: I don’t go back to regular anymore. Convert for life ;).
I know I’m weird, but I actually really love the taste of the A-grass chocolate powder. It’s so bitter and yet chocolatey at the same time… odd but yummy. I know others, like Heather, hate it, so I can’t tell ya how you’d like it in the ice cream except to say that if your tastebuds are like mine, you’ll love it too :) :). Yeah, it tastes different, but not worse than if I just used all cocoa.
P.S. I just scheduled a post (for November) for homemade cookie dough lara-type bites/bars (Cookie Dough Babies), but I love YOUR idea for using actual oats to make bites that are even more cookie dough-like.
P.P.S. Fudge Babies going in the mail. Can you send your addy again? I am a scatterbrain and misplaced it.
Great recipe girl!
I am not much of a bragger :)
P.S. Question for you….Do you think you will remain raw for the rest of your life or is it a goal for you to?
I can't wait to make these raw chocolate chips cookies! You must have great self control for always making such delicious treats and not eating them all in one sitting :)
Your treats look really good!
Averie! You are too much! I cannot handle these fan-freaking-tastic raw cookie dough balls! Chocolate chip cookie dough is my ultimate favorite thing. I hope my regular ol blender can handle making these, cuz Snackie needs a solid upcoming b-day treat!
I adore the VS goodies! I rarely buy new bras, but I still like to peruse the store. The pink makes me high. And I am not hatin on their rolling out the Christmas scents! My fave time of the year!
Uhh, I don't know if there's anything I'd really brag about here. My grades? haha.
Hope you have a fabulous start to the week! xoxo
I LOVE VS! I could buy the whole store. My fav bra is the BioFit. I have at least 4 colors.
WOW Averie.. totally impressed by your pose this morning. AND ya for treating yourself to a lil VS goodies. I like shopping online better with them.. more options (tons of yoga gear) and you don't have to deal with the overwhelming scent of perfume. lol It's a fun treat though!! Good for you ;)
PS. wish I wasn't stuck in school right now or Id be whipping up some raw cookie balls.. ahh. YUM
Ha- I've never ever seen that pose. New one on me- thanks!
I love the idea of the frozen home made chocolate chips. It all looks great. Good tip about the tennis ball rolling around.
Have you decided you love your v-god more than your blend-tec?
Have a great week!
oh haveee mercy cookie dough makes me weak in the knees. mmm mm looks SO good :)
work that VS trip girl! I haven't been to VS in a few years either but it would be my go-to place if I had someone to shake what my mama gave me for hahaha
could i please eat those cookiedough balls off the screen!!
Whoa…those look exactly like the transfatty buttery version I used to scoop out of a tub when I was little, but a million times better.
Can't wait to try these!!!
It's funny how there are so many coincidences out there. To make sure I'd be able to complete all my posts for Vegan Mofo, I finished up all my projects and outlines for posts in advance. One of them calls for the same cashew/oat flour method. I think I have it designated to post on Thursday (there I go giving out my secrets).
Speaking of secrets, I don't go to Victoria Secret much anymore, except for the bottoms and the sweats. They don't carry my size bra (especially now that I'm breastfeeding). I've always had trouble finding a big enough cup with a small enough band width. Instead, I usually wear DKNY or Elle MacPherson bras.
Holy….those look amazing. I must make. Although, I don't have any chocolate chips on hand.
I love coconut so much, but your cookie balls look great, too. I have wanted to try these ever since Ange posted them.
And I can't believe VS has out Christmas stuff already. I haven't been there in a few weeks. But I LOVE Christmas and can't wait to start listening to Christmas music!! :)
Okay, it is official – you are the best raw dessert maker OF ALL TIME! Every single day it seems like you come up with yet another amazing, delicious raw treat that I JUST HAVE TO MAKE. Seriously, my list of "Averie Desserts" I have to make it at least a mile long!
I have a lot of accomplishments I am proud of but becoming a vegan would definitely be at the top of the list! PhD student, awesome doggy/horsey/kitty momma, being an honest, genuine, no holds barred kind of woman tickles me too! Oh, and being the most ferocious ass kicking feminist ever! That always makes me smile.
Lovely post, as always! Your blog has so quickly become one of my favorites.
Update – YES, it works with regular whole wheat flour. I just made flour+maple+water (just a few drops) and Bobby and my dad (!!) can't get enough of it. I'm eating them right now.
Holy potatoes! I actually want to make these right now..
but my room mate is sleeping, and it'd be rude to wake her with my magic bullet grinding away.
dang . because I really want those raw cookie balls right now!
I will make them with almonds…as I am sans cashews.
oh well :)
LOVE your body sprays.. I am a body spray-aholic as well.. well.. more so scented-body-lotion aholic.. I have tons! and always seem to collect more and more.
I also use coconut oil for body butter :D
My weekend plans were non to exciting.. but I did drink red wine and wear a black bobbed wig.
I'm glad you got VS goodies :) You so deserve them!
Do you think this would work with regular flour? Can't hurt to try I guess…
I agree on the coconut issue, the oil really does overpower everything!
Wicked purchases from VS. How can they make those artificial sprays smell SO good??
I was wondering if you've ever hurt yourself doing yoga? My lower back often hurts after yoga.
You can't even wait until I'm done with my Raw Vegan Coconut Snowballs before you go and out do yourself, huh? Now I'm going to have to make these too, and it's all I'm ever going to want to eat! Maybe I can just re-work my diet to include 50-60% desserts, then we won't have a problem.
Regardless, I know what I'm making next!!!
Can't wait to try them, and luckily, I'm sure it won't be long before my snowballs have all disappeared!
P.S. I love VS too. They have a strapless bra that I'm obsessed with. I want to get another, but they are $50! Luckily, I get their coupons in the mail, so sometimes you can get a good deal!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!
I'm totally a coconut type person. I love shredded coconut (sweet and unsweet) and I can eat the coconut oil straight off the spoon – yep, I'm a little weird. LOL
When I make time to make those raw cookie dough balls, I'm going to try yours for sure! I know I'll try 'em with coconut oil, too, but yours look YUM!!!
As for Vegan, I could never be a "true Vegan" 'cause I really have no desire to live the rest of my life without a little honey once in a while or an organic, farm fresh egg (from my well cared for chickens) just once in a while.
But that's me.
Hmmm… That gets me to thinkin'…
I wonder what is that "deal breaker" for Vegans. Do you miss honey or eggs or anything "non-Vegan" Averie? Or anyone else?
I've actually been a 100% Raw Vegan in the past but couldn't keep it up.
Just thought I'd throw that out there. :-D
Great post, Averie – as always!!
And I know what you mean… sometimes those "chemicals" smell soooooooooooooo good! ;-)
Michele: Raw Vegans eat the BEST food in the world. . and enjoy the BEST health. We ‘miss’ nothing. . . we ‘miss’ no food.
You can keep it up if you desire to do so, one day at a time. It is well worth the simple effort. One day I began . . . . its now almost 30 years later. I’m so grateful and have NEVER looked back.