carrot cake & chocolate espresso paleo stylePosted: June 18, 2012 | Author: rachel | Filed under: easy-peasy, recipes | Leave a comment »
like most normal people, i’m obsessed with pinterest. i keep finding really amazing recipes, such as these:
chocolate espresso paleo balls on the left, carrot cake paleo balls on the right.
i made these yesterday and plan on using them this week as protein pick-me-ups before workouts. or, whenever i feel like eating something that tastes like dessert, but isn’t. both recipes are just a base of nuts, a few dates, seeds and unsweetened shredded coconut blended in a food processor. for the carrot cake recipe, you add shredding carrots, cloves and cinnamon. for the chocolate recipe, you add cocoa powder and some ground up espresso. coconut milk and a few dates in each batch is what makes them moist and sticky.
both recipes call for almonds, but i ran out so the chocolate espresso ones are made with pecans and hazelnuts. i used raw unsalted nuts for both of these, although i’m sure roasted and salted would be good, but a much different flavor.