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Cocoa Espresso Cake Balls

Valentines day is over but chocolate cravings are not.

Am I right or am I right?

For the Love of Chocolate

I love chocolate for many reasons, but here are a few cool health benefits you probably haven’t heard of.

Just make sure you’re buying chocolate that’s at least 70% cocoa (ideally more) to reap the benefits!

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The Recipe

Now let’s get to my chocolate espresso cake ball recipe. Sweetened naturally with dates, lots of fiber to keep you full and satisfied, bursting with antioxidants AND flavor!

It’s the perfect snack with your morning coffee/tea.

Or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Or some preworkout fuel.

Or a healthy treat for movie night.

Orrr just an excuse for your daily brain-boosting, immune system enhancing dose of chocolate!

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Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Cocoa espresso Cake Balls

Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Chocolate
Servings: 8


  • 6 dates soaked overnight, water drained
  • 1 cup oat flour (3/4 cups oats in blender)
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder
  • 2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 tsp water or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 Theo 85% chocolate bar
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil


  • Blend all ingredients, except chocolate, in small food processor
  • Mold into small balls and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate and coconut oil in saucepan over medium heat.
  • Dip cake balls in chocolate.
  • Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes until chocolate shell cools and hardens. 

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– Taylor

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