Comin’ atcha with another ball recipe 😉 You all seemed to enjoy the Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Balls I posted this fall, so I thought it would be fun to share another. I actually started to develop this chocolate version first, but then got a little swept up in the pumpkin craze! Now that I’ve had time to tweak it till just right, I’m ready to share.
Just like the pumpkin balls, these are an AIP compliant treat filled with healthy fats, collagen protein, and resistant starch.
While I was developing the recipe, my daughter was my taste tester and she kept going back for more, saying she loved these “fancy treats”. These feel like such an indulgence yet behind the scenes they are providing healthful benefits. A perfect healing addition to a holiday cookie platter!
Tigernut Flour: Tigernuts are not a nut, but a tuber and are completely AIP compliant. A fabulous substitute for anyone who is allergic or cannot tolerate peanuts, nuts, or seeds. If you’re missing nut butters, my No-Nut Tigernut Spread and Tigernut Butter 2.0 recipes are some reader favourites as well as my tigernut butter balls, another great addition for those holiday treat platters!
Collagen: It is in our connective tissues, muscles, cartilage, skin, nails, and hair. We need collagen – otherwise, we would be falling apart – literally! For this reason, supplementing with collagen provides us with SO many benefits. My favourite Collagen is by Further Foods. If you’d like to give it a try, use coupon code AIP10 for 10% off!!! Woohoo!
- 6 medjool dates, pits removed (small to medium size)
- 1/3 cup tigernut flour
- 2 tbsp carob powder
- 1/2 cup collagen
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (*for strict AIP use 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder)
- 1 tbsp water
- tigernut flakes , optional
- Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. I use a vitamix.
- Process until mixture begins to stick together and clump.
- Scoop by the tablespoon and form into balls. *If its too sticky or oily to handle, place in fridge for 20-30 minutes.
- Place balls on a parchment lined dish.
- Place a pinch of tigernut flakes on top of each ball.
- Refrigerate until firm. Approx 45-60 minutes.
- Store in refrigerator in glass container.