Recipe by Sharon123
Kids love making and eating these chocolate earth balls, a less fancy version of grown-up truffles. The best part? No baking required! From The Whole Foods Market Cookbook.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons carob powder or 2 teaspoons unsweetened organic cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 3⁄4 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut, divided
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (gluten-free, if desired)
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)
Directions See How It's Made
- Before measuring the peanut butter, stir it up well.
- Mix the peanut butter, honey and carob or cocoa powder until well combined. Stir in the raisins and 2 tablespoons of the coconut. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
- Place the remaining coconut, sesame seeds 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, sesame seeds and chopped nuts.
- Arrange the balls on a plate, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.