1.27.2011

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!
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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.

Ingredients

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.)

Method

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.

Nutrition

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

1 comment:

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

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