These real food healthy snowballs are a guilt-free treat and really easy to prepare  and they only require 3 ingredients.

They are a great snack and pretty filling too and they’ll keep for quite a while (if you can resist eating them straight away).

Any nut could be used and cashew nuts work well but I opt for coconut as it’s cheaper and doesn’t contain as many anti-nutrients as other nuts. They also seem to be better tolerated by more people. Dates are a great nutrient-rich natural sweetener and also contain β–Glucans which are a prebiotic (food for beneficial bacteria). Dark cocoa has long been known for its health benefits including heart health. Cocoa also contains polyphenols and flavonoids.

Healthy Snowballs

Healthy Snowballs


  • 200 gram Organic Dates
  • 200 gram Organic Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Organic Cacao Powder


  1. Process the desiccated coconut into a fine powder using a food processor or juicer. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Process the dates into a paste
  3. Combine coconut, dates and cacao powder in the bowl and with your hands form a dough. If the mixture is too dry you can add a tiny bit of water or some coconut oil.
  4. Form the dough into small separate balls
  5. Coat the balls in desiccated coconut
  6. Enjoy!

Healthy Snowballs
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