Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs


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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

Dehydrated Kale Chips stacked in clear container

Fresh Salads

Greens and vegetable salad on white plate

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!!!!!

Roasted Sweet Potato Curly Fries
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

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.

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowball on white plate

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.

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowball batter up close

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 

Mixed ingredients to make Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in bowl

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

Snowball mixture spread into clear container
Close up of batter in clear container

….Remove from freezer… 

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs after being frozen

….and dig in!  Here’s a ball.

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball on plate close up

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

Portion of your Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball mixture removed from container

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

Dark Chocolate Macaroons on lined dehydrator trays
Close up of Dark Chocolate Macaroons on dehydrator tray

 And sent some off to a Birthday Girl.

Finished Dark Chocolate Macaroon up close

And some to a Beautiful Pea.

Overhead of Dark Chocolate Macaroon on dehydrator tray

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.

Kale salad with vegetables and homemade slaw dressing in bowl
Close up of salad in bowl

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.

Simple vegetable salad served alongside sweet potato fries

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!

One vegan dark chocolate coconut snowball in shallow dish

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

Wrapped up Mandarin and Honey Revitalizing Mask

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

Thin slip of paper that says I deserve to be happy and. fulfilled in my life

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

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.”

Inside container of mask

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.

Two air balloons floating during dusk

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!

Woman holding two newborn puppies

 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!

Woman doing Supta Virasana yoga pose

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!!!!! 

3lb 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…

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