3-Ingredient Healthy Almond Balls

I realize no matter how you word it, there’s no way not to make balls sound sexual as a recipe. See previous balls to verify.

I love them because the versatility is endless. You can fill them with ground nuts, protein powders, dried fruit, chocolate chips, and even spices. (I’m sure I’m leaving some more stellar ingredients out too.)

I tend to like mine soft with a little pizazz in the first bite, just enough to keep me craving more, but not so overpowering that I feel I’ve been defeated.

Last week was a pretty miraculous day in my ball making history. I was in tunnel vision mode with chocolate, which needed to be remedied. Instead of reaching for the 10th piece of the day, I delved in my cabinets for healthier options. Doritos? Ew. Fruit Loops? Too artificial. Almonds? Hubba, hubba, I can work with those!

Pumpkin Spice Chai Almond Balls

I included a few handfuls of almonds, Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice chai latte mix, and some coconut oil for melding purposes. (No, I have zero measurements for you. My best creations come from eyeballing.) Throw all into a food processor, add water as needed to thicken, and roll into balls. You can eat immediately or refrigerate for a harder texture.

Bomb.com comes to mind with these. They were the perfect blend of nutty and sweet with the pizazz being the spice from the TJ’s mix. One batch made approximately 8 balls.

What’s your take on balls? Ever made any?ย 

Peace, love, and finding a way to say this less sexually!


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10 Responses to 3-Ingredient Healthy Almond Balls

  1. Ha ha, so true with the balls. It sucks more when you’re a guy asking if anyone wants to try the balls you just made. I love making these, but when I go to ask my mom to try, I just smush them nd call’em cookies. Maybe spheres would work, but that would elicit strange looks too.

    Oh well, you’re balls look nutty and delicious. I’ll have to try eyeballing the ingredients myself too! Have a good day!

  2. Christina says:

    Makes me think of the old SNL Christmas skit with the radio show and “schwetty balls”….too funny!

    These look delish though. Any ideas what can be subbed for the TJ’s mix? I don’t have any, and am not a big chai fan anyway.

    • choc3178 says:

      you can probably sub protein powder or hot chocolate mix or any kind of mix you like. Maybe even a cake mix? It’s all up to you! If you like pumpkin pie spice, you could try that with some light brown sugar or other sugar substitute so it’s not so bland tasting. Hope that helps, thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m really enthralled wit the fact that these are so easy. They’re such a simple snack! I’m going to have to have a go at these.

    I love the eyeballing method of cooking too haha! I love writing a food blog, but I’m always so sad when I make something awesome, and I want to share the recipe, but I forgot to measure haha!

    • choc3178 says:

      haha story of my life! I would have recipes on here every day but I always forget to do my homework and measure, so clearly that’s a fail. lol, at least our tastebuds are happy! thanks for reading let me know if you try ’em! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. haha i ALWAYS eyeball stuff. i’ve really had to work at getting better at estimating so i can post recipes. it’s hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Man I wish I like pumpkin. ๐Ÿ™ They look perfect!!

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