Whole Foods Wednesday

Good morning!  A holiday cookie recipe to make with the kids and doesn’t require baking:

Chocolate Earth Balls

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons carob powder or unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)

Method:

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.

Enjoy!!

Source: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/chocolate-earth-balls

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