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Mint Chocolate Chip Balls… (great homemade holiday gift!)

If you love things like mint chocolate chip ice cream, then this is your snack. We love these things year round, which is why I put them in Super Paleo Snacks. But they just seem very festive and appropriate for this time of year.  And, (I know I say this a lot but it’s true) they’re so easy to make! See the pictures below for proof. Anyway, I hope you love these things as much as we do!! They really are fantastic!

Using a food processor, grind the nuts and pepitas together until they are finely chopped. You don’t want a flour-like texture, so be sure not to blend too much. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the processor and blend until well combined. 

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Next, remove the mixture from the processor and use your hands to roll the into golf ball sized dollops. If they are sticking to your hands too much when rolling them, put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes, clean your hands off and then continue to make the rest of your balls. Enjoy! 

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Oh and apparently Sam Flax has some cute little containers so again, if you are thinking of using them for teacher gifts or what have you, you can get these for about $2 a box! 

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Oh, and one other gift besides the mint chocolate chip balls could be…a snack book maybe? Just a thought!

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Store them in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks or on your counter top for 4-5 days (but there is no way they are going to last that long without being gobbled up!!)…

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Unless it were up to George and apparently he isn’t really a big fan…

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Mint Chocolate Chip Balls
Reminiscent of Girl Scout Thin Mints, these bite-sized little treats will make your taste buds want to sing around the campfire. With a crunchy texture and a minty-sweet taste, this snack will be loved by all. And unlike many Paleo snack balls (or bars) that use high glycemic sugars, like dates, these will keep your blood sugars stable.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cashews
  2. 1 cup almonds
  3. ½ cup pepitas
  4. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  5. 1 tbsp flax meal
  6. 3 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  7. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  8. 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  9. 1/3 cup coconut nectar or honey or maple
  10. 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Using a food processor, grind the nuts and pepitas together until they are finely chopped.
  2. You don’t want a flour texture so don’t blend it too much.
  3. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the processor and blend until well combined.
  4. Lastly, remove the mixture from the processor and use your hands to roll the into golf ball sized dollops.
  5. If they are too sticky to roll well, then put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes, clean your hands off and then continue to make your balls.
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