Arianna is a cook, health coach and yoga teacher. She was born in Italy and now lives in NYC. Her work focuses on an holistic approach to make the body clean and happy. Her motto is to love thy self. 

Guilt Free Chocolate Treats

In the winter I tend to want something sweet once in a while, even if I am not a sweet tooth at all. The other day I made these delicious treats that my husband, who is a sweet lover, enjoyed it very much, and gave him lots of energy at work. 


7-8 dried figs 

1/2 cup of raw cocoa 

1 cup of almond meal 

1/4 of chia seeds 

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of maple syrup or raw honey

1 Tbs of water 

1/2 shredded coconut


In a food blender add all of the ingredients except the shredded coconut. Mix until everything is hard. You will have to use a spoon to push down the mix and let it agglomerate together.

Then with washed hands make medium size balls of the mix and in a plate settle the coconut so you can circle the treat around to cover it with this delicious sweet white "powder" to top it off. Once you have finished everything put them in the fridge for 10-15 to settle and voila it's ready to go!

How do you use your cocoa? I love chocolate and always want to learn new ways to use it! 



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