I’ve been whipping up a fair amount of my favorite homemade almond milk lately, which begs the question…what to do with the leftover pulp? Theoretically, I put it my oatmeal, smoothies, etc, but I’ll be honest, I’ve thrown it away a few times because I didn’t use it. I mean, eating ground almonds is not the most satisfying thing to do. Annoyed by this waste of food and money, I set out to find a tasty and SIMPLE way to use almond pulp. I stumbled across Elana’s almond pulp macaroons, but I wanted even simpler. So, I adapted her recipe to make it a no-bake recipe. I mean, who cannot get on board with a no-bake recipe??
These no-bake coconut-almond pulp energy balls are filled with protein and healthy fats, so they are perfect for that pesky afternoon slump or as a post-dinner treat. They are completely date sweetened, yet extremely satisfying and rich. For a simple ingredient list, they sure taste decadent. Soft, pillowy, and coconutty.
As seems to be the case with any sort of no-bake ball, these were toddler approved as well. He’s been begging for more. I didn’t have the heart to tell him dear old mama finished them off while watching Netflix the other day…..Sidenote: Has anyone watched Jane the Virgin? So far, four episodes in and the husband and I are both cracking up. Love the telenovela satire….