Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snow Balls

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.

Enjoy!


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

The Candid RD’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!…

70 comments on “Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snow Balls”

  1. 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! :)

  2. 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

  3. 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 : )

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. Wow, those look awesome, something I need to try this weekend. Thanks!

  7. 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!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. Great recipes! Great tips! The food looks awesome!

  11. Love the pictures!

  12. 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!? ;)

    xxoo
    Heather

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. Numerous deux! commento!!

    I added you to mah bloggy roll.
    i could have SWORN you were already in there.

    you are fo realz

  21. Comment threee

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  22. woah nelly!
    entry four.. i think

    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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. will this work in a food processor?

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