Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lucious Cocoa Peanut Butter Balls

This is my newest (GAPS-friendly) creation, and it's an amazing treat for special occasions.  If you are a fan of the peanut butter - chocolate combination, wait until you try this!

2 cups peanut butter (organic, unsalted)
1 cup finely shredded coconut (organic)
2 Tb raw honey (more to taste)

Mix the above ingredients.  If the dough is too sticky to handle, add small amounts of almond flour or coconut flour until it is a consistency to form into balls.  Shape into 3/4" balls and refrigerate for about an hour.

1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup organic unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix the coconut oil and honey in a blender until smooth.  Add cocoa powder and mix thoroughly.  In one small bowl, place the cocoa mixture.  In a second small bowl, place additional shredded coconut.  Roll each peanut butter ball into the cocoa mixture and then roll in the coconut and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.  Refrigerate until firm and then remove from sheet and place in a sealed storage container in refrigerator.

Hint:  if there is any leftover cocoa mixture, drop coconut and nuts into it, mix well, and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and refrigerate. 

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