Chocolate Brazil Nut Balls
Let me tell you how resilient I am. Our coffee pot broke. I have no idea what he was doing, but somehow our coffee pot broke in Jaryd’s hands. Like 6 months ago or so. Well…
We walked a few blocks to our local thrift store, and bought a new coffee pot, not the whole machine, just the pot. It wasn’t the perfect fit, it didn’t sit perfectly on the burner, but it totally worked for a few months until… Jaryd broke yet another coffee pot. Perhaps it was some aggressive washing, or a straight up hulk moment…
but yep he broke the second coffee pot. So NOW, we have dedicated one of our saucepans (aka stovetop pot) to sit under our coffee machine to collect our coffee as it drips and we have to gingerly pour it into our mugs over the sink so as to not spill everywhere.
Jaryd has coached me multiple times as to how exactly to pour it but I’d rather continue to be a terrible pourer and have him bring me my coffee every morning. Anyway, we’re in the market for a new coffee machine if anyone has strong opinions (or moderate opinions) about the best coffee machine I NEED in my life, let me know in the comments below!
Lately I’ve been feeling like I have too much stuff in my house. Like, crap everywhere. Maybe this is something that happens when you have kids because I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so overwhelmed by just stufff. I read this article about organization where you should go through each item in your house, starting by category. So, you put all your shoes in a pile and go through each one and ask, “Does this bring me joy?” and if the answer is no then get rid of it.
Um, I’m doing this. I already did it with our shoes. Clothes are next. Then toys/kid crap. And if you feel guilty about discarding the item because it was a gift, or you bought it and never wore it, you shouldn’t because the item already transferred its joy to you either in the moment of gift giving or the moment of purchase and now the joy is over so you can get rid of it. It’s a little hokey, but I really want to purge items and live a less cluttered life. So, I’ll bite.
This one time, in a manic moment of nesting, I organized our entire bathroom closet into bins and each bin was labeled. But someone has the tendency to not listen to my organization explanation and aimlessly rummage through bins when he’s looking for something. I won’t name names…
I like to think of these chocolatey balls as little candies. They’re chocolatey, crunchy, and salty and sweet. They kinda remind me of ferrero rochers and I loooove them.
Plus, brazil nuts are really good for you! They’re zero net carbs, and anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, a mood booster, a heart heath booster, and help control your thyroid. There’s tons of info on the internet for brazil nuts, they’re a newer addition to my life and I’m pretty obsessed with them.
Anyway, here’s what you do:
Melt the cocoa butter in the jar in the microwave for about a minute. Mix it with a spoon and then pop it in the microwave for another 30 seconds if it needs to be smoothed out more.
Combine the cocoa butter, almond butter, cocoa, agave, and sea salt in the food processor and process until the ingredients are combined and smooth. Add the brazil nuts to the food processor.
Use a small cookie scooper to scoop balls of the mixture into a lined baking sheet. You can eat them immediately, chill as is, or roll them into smooth balls.
Sprinkle the top with crumbled brazil nuts and sea salt. Store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat!Print
These Chocolate Brazil Nut Balls are your new favorite snack or sweet tooth craving. They’re packed with healthy fats and nutrients to help fight inflammation and boost your mood!
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1/4 t. sea salt + additional for sprinkling
- 1 cup brazil nuts
- Melt the cocoa butter in the jar in the microwave for about a minute.
- Mix it with a spoon and then pop it in the microwave for another 30 seconds if it needs to be smoothed out more.
- Combine the cocoa butter, almond butter, cocoa, agave, and sea salt in the food processor and process until the ingredients are combined and smooth.
- Add the brazil nuts to the food processor.
- Process until chopped up and combined.
- Use a small cookie scooper to scoop balls of the mixture into a lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the top with crumbled brazil nuts and sea salt.
- Store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat!