Cacao Bombs

My all time favourite treaty, Cacao Bombs!


These little love bombs are so quick and easy to make, and don’t require many ingredients (some of the things I’ve added are optional). Perfect treat to take to work or uni to cure the three thirty-itis 😉 I can literally just whip these up in 10 minutes, although I must admit, I’ve had lots of practice.

Full of healthy fats, natural sugars, protein, and antioxidants so theres nothing guilty about these babies. 

I like them rich and smooth, but not too sweet, so you can alter how many dates you would like to add and how much cacao to meet your sweet to bitter ratio. Ive also added Quinoa to mine which is optional, I like that it makes them crunchy, adds protein and carbohydrates, and I like the flavour it gives them, but you can substitute it for buckwheat grouts or steel cut oats.



1 cup raw almonds

5 medjool dates (or more or less to taste)

1/2 cup quinoa (or buckwheat/oats)

1/4 cup desiccated coconut

2 tbsp water

2-3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)

1 heaped tsp maca powder (optional)

pinch of sea salt

1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or more or less to taste) + extra to dust



one. blend the almonds to a rough flour, then all the dates and blend again until well combined and crumbly.

two. transfer to mixing bowl and add the salt, coconut, quinoa, maca, and cacao and stir well then add the coconut oil and water and combine with your best utensil, your hands.

three. roll the mixture into small balls (about 2.5cm diameter) until all the mixture is used up.

four. lick your hands clean 😉

five. roll the balls in some extra cacao powder and store in a container in the fridge.


they should keep for more then a week, but lets be honest here…. they will not last that long once you’ve tasted them!

I love to enjoy mine with an afternoon or bedtime cup of Earl Grey, and I hope you will too.

Elsa, xx


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Rachel Wilson says:

    Thanks for this recipe. Is the Quinoa cooked before you use it? Thanks x


    1. I don’t cook mine 🙂


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