January 27, 2009

Celestial Earth Balls

This past Christmas we had fun experimenting in the kitchen re-creating our cut-out sugar cookie recipe to be rice-free and sugar-free and Earth Balls with low sugar. These treats would get eaten so fast that I didn't think there would be anything left for Santa. My kids loved the cookies but I would like to work on them a little more.

Today, my son posted the recipe for these Celestial Earth Balls on his blog and we wanted to share them with you. They were his favorite and very easy to make.

Here is Justin's recipe for Celestial Earth Balls

The Ingredients for this marvel are:

1 Cup Peanut Butter (MaraNatha)
1/6 cup Agave Nectar
7 Drops Of Stevia
2 tsp Organic Cocoa powder
1/2 cup (Organic) Raisins
3/4 cup Unsweetened shredded coconut, Divided
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate chips
1/4 cup Of your favorite nut (I used Pecans :)

Preparation Instructions:

Be sure that your peanut butter is stirred before use. (Really!)
Mix the peanut butter, agave nectar, and cocoa powder until well combined.
Stir in the raisins and 2 tablespoons of the coconut. Stir in the chocolate chips (Yay! :)
And refrigerate for 1 - 2 Hours.

Place the remaining coconut 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, and chopped nuts. Arrange the balls on a plate, cover loosely with foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Recipe Adapted from Whole Foods.

Thanks to Whole Foods Market for the original recipe. We adapted them by replacing the honey with agave nectar and stevia and left out the sesame seeds because of my allergy. This is a fun kid-friendly recipe that is gluten and dairy-free.

1 comment:

  1. I love the name of these and they do look good :)


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