This amazing treat is my favorite because these not only TASTE fantastic, they also are VERY satisfying because of the healthy oil content, and they have amazing HEALTH BENEFITS. These are simple to make, then refrigerate, and snatch one or two whenever you have that little craving for something sweet.
- 1 cup organic butter
My favorite is 1/2 cup of Sunflower Butter and 1/2 cup of Almond Butter. Any of the healthy nut butters will work great.
- 1 cup melted or softened organic coconut oil
Sometimes the Coconut Oil is already melted in the jar but if it is not, just put the jar into hot water for a few minutes, until it is melted, or softened.
- 1 cup
toasted Organic Coconut Flakes or Coarsely Ground Organic Seeds or Nuts or Oatmeal for the Topping
Walnuts, or most any other healthy nut or seed. Or combine them!
- 1/2 tsp
Organic Sea Salt
Put the Seed Butter, softened or melted Coconut Oil, and Sea Salt in a bowl. Mix together. If you have an immersible blender, use that to thoroughly mix them together. If you have a food processor, that works great. If not a whisk will work fine; it’s just a LOT more work! Now put the blended mixture in the refrigerator until it begins to become solid. Remove and use a large melon scooper or a spoon and your hands to create medium sized balls. Roll each ball around in the topping. Chill and serve! ...Yummy!
Chocolate: For the chocoholics, including myself, add 1 cup of cacao powder and stevia sweetener to taste.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate: Add to the above, 3 Tablespoons of organic Peanut Butter. Oh my, soooo good!
Benefits of Coconut Oil:
* Improves cholesterol by increasing the good HDL
* Reduces heart disease
* Lowers glycemic index of foods it’s added to
* Increases your energy
* Raises your metabolism
* Contains fewer calories than any other fat
* Increases burning of calories
* Lowers body fat mass & reduces body weight
- Helps resist viruses and bacteria that can cause illnesses.
- Helps fight off yeast, fungus, and candida
- Can positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control.
Calories: 1693kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 146g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Sodium: 1171mg | Potassium: 187mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 12mg