Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tasty Treats: Raw Balls

I've been trying to eat healthy, high protein snacks (especially after working out), but we're on a budget and we try to avoid overly processed foods.  I found this tasty recipe for Raw Balls in The Kind Diet.  I made them with a few changes and I can't stop snacking on them!

Combine in a food processor and process until a paste:

1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 to 1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Add in 1/2 cup chopped pecans and hand mix.  Rolls tablespoon balls in coconut flakes.  The paste is pretty sticky and tricky to deal with, but just get in there and get your hands sticky.  Once you start rolling them in coconut, they form nicely into balls.  Freeze them.  They are delicious frozen or thawed.  Enjoy!!!

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