I did something different yesterday. I had a holiday party at my house. Some of the ladies from the neighborhood came over and we sang carols, made crafts, put on reindeer antlers and of course ate. It was a fun time.
A few people asked for my bliss ball/power ball recipe so I decided to post it here and share it with you as well. I have posted this before, but the chocolate version is new. I’m an add a little of this and that kind of cook so you may want to adjust measurements to your own taste.
Genies Bliss Balls/Power Balls
3/4 c. natural peanut butter (without added sugars, oils, etc. Peanuts and a maybe a little salt are all I want to see on the label.) “Regular” peanut butter might work as well, but I haven’t tried it.
1/4 c. agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener – honey, brown rice syrup, etc.)
1 t. vanilla or almond extract
3 T. cocoa power
1/4 c. flax seed meal (ground flax seed)
1 c. oatmeal, quinoa flakes or crushed rice squares cereal). Remember to check labels if you need these products to be gluten free.
1. Combine peanut butter, agave and vanilla in a bowl. Mix well to combine.
2. Add remaining ingredients. This may take a little work to get them all mixed in. It the mixture seems dry add more peanut butter.
3. Form into 1 t. sized balls using damp hands and place on waxed paper covered (or greased) plate.
4. Put in refrigerator until firm and ready to eat. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
That’s the basic chocolate recipe — now here are the variations.
Leave out the chocolate and add 1/3 c. shredded unsweetened coconut. Or try rolling them in coconut.
Leave out the cocoa powder and add 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Or add it to the chocolate version.
I wanted to try substituting mint flavoring for the vanilla with the chocolate version, but haven’t tried this one yet.
Add any other mix-ins you like such as:
1/4 c. raisins, mini chocolate chips, trail mix or nuts
This is a very versatile recipe. Make it your own and add whatever sounds good to you.