This is a wonderful healthy and high protein snack just perfect for the holidays. It is grain, dairy and refined sugar free.
5 cups finely shredded coconut
1 cup almonds finely ground or 1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup local honey
1/4 cup water
2 vanilla beans (scraped - see note below)
4 T melted coconut oil
1/4 t sea salt
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup cocoa nibs
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Press firmly into 1" balls. If the dough doesn’t see to stick together add more water a little bit at a time until the balls hold their shape when squeezed together.
Dehydrate 135˚ for 6 hours or place in the refrigerator till firm.
Eat, share and enjoy!
How to scrape a vanilla bean:
Split the pod lengthwise into two halves:
Scrape the pod halves: Still holding the hooked area down on the cutting board, run the unsharpened side of your knife down the length of each of the pod halves, using firm pressure.