We’ve been in total baking mode over here! My freezer is getting pretty full with all my favourite recipes and I’m feeling prepared. Bring on the holidays! I promised to give you one more healthy recipe to add to your Christmas list and so that’s what I have for you today.
Growing up, my mom and I made peanut butter balls every Christmas and they were our family’s most favourite thing ever! But, with something like 9 cups of icing sugar, sugar filled peanut butter and milk chocolate they are anything but healthy. Since, I no longer eat those things and I haven’t eaten peanut butter in several years either, I have created a recipe that better suits my family’s healthy lifestyle but still tastes somewhat like my childhood.
This dessert is a total winner. It’s super simple to make with only 5 ingredients and it tastes totally decadent even though they are completely guilt free! *Featured on Allergy Free Thursdays!
Healthy Cashew Butter Balls
Makes about 16 pieces
3/4 cup Cashew Butter
1/4 cup Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
1/4 Coconut Flour
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
pinch of Himalayan Salt
1 cup Dark Chocolate (I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Mix together cashew butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a bowl until well mixed.
- Add 1/4 cup coconut flour and mix until well incorporated. If your dough is still sticky add more coconut flour a tablespoon at a time until it forms a nice dough.
- Roll into bite sized balls and place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
- Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or so while you finish the other steps.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil together with your preferred method. I used small saucepan on the stove and stirred continually until melted then transferred to a small glass bowl.
- Remove the cashew butter balls from the freezer and drop them one by one into the melted chocolate and place them back onto the parchment paper. I find that using a fork works best.
- Cover any missing spots with melted chocolate.
- Place back into the freezer to set completely.
These are the best straight from the freezer but are just as delicious at room temperature. Keep them stored in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve.
Have you been baking for the holidays? Is there one dessert that reminds you of your childhood and you like to make every year? Let me know if you give this recipe a try!
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