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Sacher Balls (Chocolate? Yes Please!)

Posted By TiVo on May 23, 2012 at 8:38AM

Vienna in particular is known for many things, such as the Habsburg dynasty, fine classical music, the Veinna Boy’s Choir, exquisite architecture… and sacher tortes.

At least that's what I remember from my trip in 2011.  The torte has been around since 1832.  It’s a chocolate cake covered with a thin layer of apricot jam… oh, and then covered again with more chocolate.  What's not to love?

sacher, healthy, balls, dessert, snackI wanted to enjoy the flavors again – but maybe without the refined sugar, saturated fats, need for a springform pan, and the long flight back to Austria.

    torte, snack, nuts, vegan
  • 1/3 cup chopped apricots
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts and almonds (or whichever you’ve got)
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (probably not necessary – tried to bring out the tart in the apricots)
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (or 1 TBS if you want it extra chocolaty)
  • 8 dates, pitted and coarsely chopped

balls, love, snack, chocolate

  • Whip it all up in a food processor.
  • Form into balls.
  • Seal and store in fridge quickly… before you gobble them all up.


Be sure to check out my blog for  other great recipes and meal/snack ideas!  Love, Sweat, & Beers (http://lovesweatbeers.com)