Tootsie Roll Balls

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The other day, I was looking through Pinterest, and came across a pin that made brownies using black beans.

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I didn’t make these brownies, but I got excited about the idea of using black beans in a “cookie” recipe.  I’m sure you can see why based on the health benefits of these pellets of joy listed in this pin.

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I decided to throw some ingredients together and see what would come of it.  The result is a deliciously gooey ball of joy that tastes like a tootsie roll!  Accordingly, I called these black bean tootsie roll balls, and I am addicted!  These are really easy to make, and you will not regret it!  It’s a great sweet treat that is actually good for you!

BLACK BEAN TOOTSIE ROOL BALLS

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (make sure the can lining is BPA free)
  • 3/4 cups almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Cacao powder (optional)

Directions:

1.) Place your almonds in a food processor and process till finely chopped.

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2.) Drain and rinse your black beans.  Add them to the food processor and process until the beans and almonds are well combined.

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3.) Add the almond butter, honey, coconut flour and cacao to the food processor and process till well combined.

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4.) Use a teaspoon to take spoonfuls of the batter and place them in an airtight container.  Put the container in the freezer for about 45 minutes.  Take out and form each spoonful of batter into a ball.  Place the balls in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour, then serve.

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Enjoy!  🙂

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