The Pleasure of Balls
I have to admit I love balls. Sweaty balls…sweet balls…all balls. It reminds me of the old SNL skit with Alec Baldwin and the NPR ladies who interview him about his Schweddy cheese balls but the innuendo is that they are talking about testicles. As much as I like cheese balls, I have a bigger predilection toward chocolate balls. I hanker for a ball of sweet! In particular, I gravitate toward The Choco-Covered Paleo Cookie Bites That Will Lead You To Gluttony!
Now the issue with most chocolate balls is that there are replete with sugar and flour, both of which are injurious and contrary to long-term weight loss and overall health. Sugar is the biggest killer today with its connection to tumor growth, obesity, cardiovascular incidences and alike. Flour has gluten, a protein, linked to myriad problems such as inflammation, dysbioses, and alike. Most chocolate ball recipes feature confectioner’s sugar and graham cracker crust. Not here!
Clean Ingredients That Fill You Up & Taste Great
Our recipe for chocolate balls keep the taste but eliminate the inflammatory ingredients and actually ADD ingredients that fight inflammation. So let’s look at each of the ingredients and why they are great and thus why you should choose it over conventional recipes.
The Choco-Covered Paleo Cookie Bites That Will Lead You To Gluttony
Dark Chocolate Chips
Choose the organic or high quality dark chocolate chips because they have less sugar than the conventional semi-sweet milk chocolate ones. Plus you are eliminating any dairy by choose the dark chocolate. Cacao is very good for your diet as it is loaded with polyphenols and fiber to help your diet, plus dark chocolate tastes great. (Check out our review of well-known dark chocolate brands. We also have loads of other recipes here at NPE with dark chocolate in it. (See below).
There are a couple of purposes for almond butter in this The Choco-Covered Paleo Cookie Bites That Will Lead You To Gluttony recipe. One is that almond butter will fill you up and make you less likely to overindulge in these treats, for almond butter is pure, good MUFAs and PUFAs fats. (Most cookie ball recipes don’t use a nut butter.) Secondly, almond butter is more nutrient-dense than conventional peanut butter.
The recipe here asks for gluten-free oats but in all honestly oats are one of the few grains that naturally do NOT have gluten. The oats will bring good fiber to the recipe. (Click HERE for a great overnight oatmeal recipe.)
Good, all-natural honey will bring the natural sweetness to the recipe as well as great phytonutrients. Along with the dark chocolate chips, cinnamon, and a slight sweetness in the almond butter, this The Choco-Covered Paleo Cookie Bites That Will Lead You To Gluttony recipe will unequivocally satisfy the sweet tooth without putting you in diabetic shock.
Cinnamon is a natural sweetener that won’t spike your insulin.
Chia seeds will bring you great fiber and protein and with healthy fats.
The turmeric will bring a great orange color to some of the balls you wish to sprinkle it on. Plus it is one of the best anti-inflammatories on the planet. (Click HERE to see why.)
The crushed nuts will bring you more fat and fiber and add a little texture to some of your balls.
This The Choco-Covered Paleo Cookie Bites That Will Lead You To Gluttony recipe is great because unlike a lot of sweets that are mostly-carb based and loaded with inflammatory ingredients, this one is Paleo-friendly, Keto-friendly and gluten and dairy free with scants amount of sugar. They will fill you up. God bless!
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- -3 cups dairy-free, dark chocolate chips
- -1 cup organic almond butter
- -1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats
- -1/2 cup honey
- -1/2 cup crushed nuts of choice
- -2 tablespoon organic cinnamon
- -2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
- 1/2 tablespoon of organic shredded coconut
-Melt chocolate chips over medium heat stirring often
-In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients aside from the chia seeds until well combined
-Roll into 1'' balls and dip them into melted dark chocolate and put on a baking sheet lined with wax paper
-Sprinkle chia seeds and crushed nuts over the balls
-Refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow chocolate to harden