I buy Cliff Bars here and there to hide in my cupboard for emergencies. However having three young, growing children feels a lot like emergency quite often 🙂
There are also only a certain amount of cliff bars I can eat or want to keep paying for. I like Cliff Bars, they have quality ingredients but I always do just as good or often better when I make some snack myself.
However that lots of times require the use of nuts. I think nuts are wonderful but the human body fills up with them quick. Plus having them in a power ball it’s way too easy to over eat them. They also are expensive, have you noticed how much the price of nuts went up the last few years?
So I was super excited to try something new, refreshing, grainy and velvety at the same time. It passes the test of my kids, they officially are in love with these coffee balls.
I used shredded coconut as the main body for the recipe. Next time I will turn the shredded coconut to coconut butter and will report you which bar I like better. This version I will share with you today is more grainy, if you blend your shredded coconut or use coconut butter, you will get a more smooth consistency.
Also feel free to alter the amount of the different ingredients. You like it chocolatey, put more cacao powder in it. You want more crunchiness, add more cacao nibs. Do you want it to Ben more smooth, add more coconut oil. Is sweet and salty your style? Add more salt. No craving for coffeine, use decaf coffee or change to instant coffe for a less grainy taste.
This recipe will give you the fundamental idea and you tailor it to your liking. Some people say they always use a recipe, some go by their instincts. This recipe isn’t the perfect mixture of these two groups of people.
2C Shredded Coconut
3 Tbs Coconut Oil
1 Tbs Cocoa Nibs
1Tbs Cacao Powder
1 Tbs Ground Coffee
1/4 tsp salt
Honey, just enough to process the ingredients into a ball
1 tsp Vanilla
Process the ingredients in a food processor and form them into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate in a sandwich bag and use them for energy bars when needed or in a hurry.
I hope you enjoy them 🙂
My kids can’t wait for me to make another batch of these yummy and super healthy treats.