“Surprise” Chocolate Balls

Enjoy this simple and delicious Chocolate Balls dessert recipe with a surprise nutritious ingredient!


  • 19 ounces cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp raw organic honey
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp organic almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups dark chocolate (to be melted)
  • Pinch of salt
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  1. Combine chickpeas, honey, sugar, baking soda, almond butter, vanilla and a pinch salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Remove to a bowl and stir in half cup of the dark chocolate.
  3. Form into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze until solid.
  4. In a double boiler, melt remaining cup of dark chocolate chips, dip the balls into the chocolate until covered, then place back on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Freeze until chocolate has hardened, then store in the refrigerator.
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Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P.  R.R.T.

Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women’s hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to Marsha Fenwick Nutrition.