Okay, I really don’t know what to call this creation. I was in the mood for something sweet, kind of like a Perfect bar, but those are pretty pricey. I figured I could come up with my own version.
They’re tasty, filled with fat and fiber, and my kids wouldn’t stop eating them. What’s not to love? Also, it’s a dump and blend recipe… which I’m always a fan of.
(Side note – I wish I could plate my food with decorative flowers and greenery and sprinkles of coconut and cacao… but photography isn’t my gift. Plus these things don’t sit long without being eaten.)
Now, I made these with raw unsalted peanuts. Peanuts are a hot topic in the world of nutrition. Some say they’re problematic due to mold and lectins, but there are others who still consider them beneficial for brain health due to the niacin and vitamin E they contain.
If peanuts are a trigger food for you, try cashews or almonds or something else your gut can tolerate.
- 2 cups raw unsalted peanuts (or cashews or nut you can handle)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Blend all the above in a food processor, ingredient by ingredient in order.
- It should start to develop a thicker consistency. If it’s TOO thick, add a little more oil.
- When it’s thick enough to form into balls, use a cookie scoop to gather the dough and your hand to mold it smoothly.
- Place on a small pan covered in wax paper.
- Put the balls in the refrigerator to firm up. After about 15-20 minutes, they should be ready to eat!
- Enjoy! Store in fridge.