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 comments on “Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs”

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

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

  3. 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…=)

  4. You are also on my blogroll!

  5. 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!

  6. I am a follower on Google Reader!

  7. I'd love to try the dishwashing soap!

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

  9. 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!

  10. I posted your giveaway on my facebook!

  11. 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!

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

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

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


  15. I just posted to FB about the contest. :)

    annagraham at gmail dot com

  16. I twitted @NaturallyMariam

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

  18. i tweeted about the giveaway!
    thanks for hosting it!

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

  20. and i follow you publicly!

  21. and i followed @ecostoreusa

  22. 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!

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

  24. You are in my Google Reader!

  25. 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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