Sweetener of choice: 2 ½ tbsp raw honeyor for low carb use 2 tbsp erythritol (I used Swerve®) + 25 drops liquid stevia , or for vegan use 2 ½ Tbsp maple syrup., for paleo
Garnish: 1 tbsp unsweetened chocolate chips or barmelted * optional, can omit., sweetened to taste with honey or use liquid stevia for low carb
Place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper on a baking sheet.
In a food processor combine: almonds, coconut flakes and cocoa powder. Process until it has a fine grain appearance.
Add all remaining ingredients, except optional chocolate garnish, to the processor, and process until combined. With a spoon scrape down the sides a couple times, and process until a thick paste forms.
Use hands to form balls by lightly pressing and turning. Then lightly, without pressing, rolling around in hands.
Place balls on lined sheet.
Can drizzle with optional chocolate at this point if desired.
Place in freezer for 10 minutes to firm a little.
Remove from freezer and serve.
Can be stored in a covered container in the fridge.
NUTRITIONAL DATA FOR LOW CARB VERSION (swerve & stevia) includes chocolate garnish:Serving: 1 ball, Cal: 79, Fat: 7.3 g, Carbs: 2.7 g / Net Carbs: 1.1 g, Fiber: 1.6 g, Sugar alcohols: 1.2 g, Protein: 2 g, Sugars: 0.8NUTRITIONAL DATA FOR PALEO VERSION (honey) includes chocolate garnish:serving: 1 ball, Cal: 87, Fat: 7.3 g, Carbs: 5 g / Net Carbs: 3.4 g, Fiber: 1.6 g, Protein: 2 g, Sugars: 3.2 g