Chocolate Earth Balls - Recipe

Tomorrow I will be posting the photos of the prize for the Sew and Tell.  Let me just say this... it is a 1/2 yard fabric bundle (3 yards total) of AMAZINGLY awesome fabric (and you get to choose your bundle)!  Post those projects, you don't want to miss this prize!

Alanna LOVES to help me cook.  So, finding recipes that she can help a great deal with is always a challenge.  Here is one of her favorite recipes to make.

I got this recipe from Whole Foods Market.  It's fabulous.  There is no baking or cooking required!  Perfect for a child to make.  They are like a child version of a truffle.  Trust me, you won't be able to stay out of them either...  or maybe that's just me.


1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons carob powder or unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided (you can used sweetened, but it is not as healthy... obviously)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (gluten-free, if desired)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)


Mix the peanut butter, honey and carob or cocoa powder until well combined. Stir in the raisins and 2 tablespoons of the coconut. Stir in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Place the remaining coconut, sesame seeds and nuts into 3 separate bowls. Using a spoon, scoop small heaps of the peanut mixture from the bowl; roll into 1 1/4-inch balls. Rolling is easier if you form a rough ball, roll in the coconut, and then continue rolling into a more perfect shape. Roll each finished ball in more coconut, sesame seeds and chopped nuts. Arrange the balls on a plate, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


Per serving (1 each/22g-wt.): 110 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 10g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 3g protein

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