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Xocolatl (SHOCK-o-laht) Energy Balls


Eat & Run by Scott Jurek

I brought these to the annual meeting (2017) of Thursday Night Sangha in Portland, OR


120 ml 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs
120 ml1/2 cup raw cashews
8 medium dates
5 ml1 t mesquite powder
1 ml1/4 t ground cinnamon
2 ml1/2 t raw vanilla powder or extract
1 ml1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
1 ml1/8 t sea salt
7 ml1 1/2 t raw coconut oil (warmed to liquid consistency)


Combine all the ingredients except the coconut oil in a food processor and process for 3-5 minutes until chopped to a fine consistency. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the melted coconut oil and stir until well combined. Form into 1-inch balls and place on waxed paper or a plate. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, then transfer an airtight container. The balls will keep for 2 weeks, refrigerated. Makes one dozen 1-inch balls.


Mesquite powder can be found in natural food stores or online. It can be omitted, but it adds a subtle sweetness and robust finish.

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