1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
4 medjool dates, roughly chopped
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons smooth almond butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Salt to taste
Place the coconut flakes in a food processor and pulse until fine. Add the dates and pulse a few more times until both are combined and broken down. Add all the remaining ingredients and pulse until everything is combined. If you find the mixture is too dry you can add an addtional 1/2 tablespoon more of almond butter.
Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop form the mixture into balls about 1” in diameter. Roll in your hands to form into small balls. Place on a plate lined with parchment paper and store in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden. Enjoy!
Note: These protein power balls should be stored in the fridge.