Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Hiya!!

Well the long weekend is over, I hope you had a great Easter holidays (if you celebrate it!!)

I will be doing a re cap of ours, we disappeared for a weekend away, and it was GLORIOUS!

Anywhoo… back to the balls! Winking smile 

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The amazing gals that I go to school with have been sweet enough to bring me these amazing balls from a local health food store on days when the teachers brought dairy laden treats (aren’t they the greatest).   I knew that I had to re –create them because they are SO good, and the place they get them is almost an hour away!

Here are the deets.

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Easy enough!!  Rolled Oats, Salted Peanut Butter, Honey, Coconut and Carob powder.

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Ok… I actually wrote down the recipe down… and then it disappeared!! (OH NO!)

Bear with me, I’ll try to recap it!!

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Ingredients include;

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup oat flour (just blend oats together until flour like!Smile)

1 TBSP honey (or agave to make it vegan)

1 TBSP cacao powder

1 TBSP sunflower seeds

1 tsp vanilla (optional)

1/4 cup coconut for rolling!!

Ready, it’s pretty easy peasy. 

Mix all ingredients together (except coconut), roll into balls (makes 6) and roll in coconut.

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Ta da!! You have yourself some tasty, purse ready treats!

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A little birdie told me these are AMAZING crumbled over dairy free ice cream!

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If they are too sticky – add more oat flour -  to dry, add more pb or honey!

Store in the fridge and they should last awhile!! (although you’ll probably eat them before that!!)

 

Get creative too!!  You could use different nut or seed butters, as well as sub chopped nuts for the sunflower seeds (I just like the crunch)

Enjoy!!

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And two new to me blogs of mention!! (I LOVE finding new blogs)!!

http://dalailina.wordpress.com – Great blog, so many different interesting topics (and a super cute family)

Diary of a Vegan Girl – Lauren is just so sweet, and I love getting to know her through her blog (she also has a Whole Foods giveaway going down right now)

 

Hope you have a great Tuesday – don’t forget to BREATHE!!

 

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Do you have a favourite “ball” recipe?  Do share!!

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE BALLS!

    Hee hee...

    Seriously, though, these look fantastic. I love carob, how it tastes slightly like chocolate but more...fruity? Is that a good way to describe it? Either way, I love it and these look delicious.

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  2. Jessica, you are way too sweet! Thank you so much for you kind words about me! You know I'm going to return the favor! I also love your blog and I can tell that you are such a wonderful person. I look forward to our blogger friendship!

    And these balls look so yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

    Also, thank you for the book recommendation! I added to to my Amazon wish list and am totally going to order it!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. I love any and all energy balls! these look awesome, thanks for sharing!

    hope you're having a FAB Tuesday!

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  4. Those look awesome! I remember my mom making peanut butter balls when we were little. They were just peanut butter, powdered milk, and honey. Once in a while she would let us put a hershey kiss on top :)

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    1. My mom made those too! Love this variation for my gluten free/dairy free diet!

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  5. oh ya, best combo out there. I made some similar with apricot and pecan.

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  6. Anything in ball form tastes better...(don't get any wild ideas, boys...)

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  7. No favourite ball recipes, but yours sound good!

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  8. Mighty fine balls you've got there, ma'am! ;)

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