Cocoa-Almond Balls (gluten, grain and dairy free)

A relatively healthy holiday cookie.

2 cups finely ground almonds
6 oz bittersweet fair-trade chocolate
3 Tbsp butter or non-dairy margarine
½ cup unpasteurized honey
2 eggs
Fair-trade cocoa for rolling

Melt chocolate with butter in a double boiler, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with honey until frothy. Fold in ground almonds until smooth. Fold in chocolate gradually. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll into Tbsp sized balls, dust with cocoa. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and freeze for 15 minutes. Bake at 345F for 8 mins on top rack, and then  move to bottom rack for 8 additional minutes. Remove from oven and cool on sheet for 5 minutes then remove to cooling rack. Enjoy!

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