Healthy Brownie Balls

I always hear that after healthy eating for a few months, you'll no longer crave the sweets and the unhealthy stuff. I've quickly learned that I'm not one of those fortunate individuals. I still crave the good stuff (well, really, the bad stuff). I am constantly needing a chocolate fix. For awhile, I was upset because there was no such thing as a a healthy chocolate chip cookie. I mean like, really healthy. I strive to not eat dairy OR wheat. So when I came across these healthy brownie balls from OurPaleoLife, I almost flipped a cap. Every ingredient is healthy (well, with moderation in all things, right?) I made these when I got home from work one evening and fell in love. If you're a healthy eater (or not), you have to try these.

1 c. raw almonds
10-11 pitted medjool dates
3 1/2 tbs. cocoa powder
4 tbs. shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (or more, all depending on your liking)

1. Combine all ingredients, except the water, in a food processor. 
2. Process until the mixture looks like gravel.
3. While the processor is running, add a thin stream of water. Be sure not to add too much because the brownie balls will be too sticky. Start with 1 tsp and slowly add more until the balls stick together when you press it together. 
3. Once you have the right consistency, roll mixture into tablespoon-size balls. 
4. Store in an airtight container.

For some reason, I thought I would mess these up. But to my surprise, they were SUPER easy to make! 
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