Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Another Fab Coconut Recipe: Coconut Balls

Living in South Florida means I miss the crisp fall mornings and the chilly mornings of winter.  However, an 80 degree Christmas isn't something to complain about.   
Where was I going with this?  Hmm, dessert!  
I feel like I've skipped fall desserts and jumped right into a tropical Christmas!

Coconut Balls  
adapted  from Melissa in CA 
Ingredients
½ cup carob powder
(or unsweetened cocoa powder)
3½ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
¾ cup coconut oil
½ cup honey or agave
*Be careful using agave as it is very sweet!*

Directions
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add coconut oil and honey (or agave) and stir to combine. 
Mix thoroughly!
Mold into small balls by using a spoon, small ice cream scoop or your hands.  If you choose to warm your coconut oil you might need to let it get cold again before you shape into balls.   

Freeze for minimum 30 minutes and enjoy. These are best when frozen or refrigerated. 

Next time I make these I might add sunflower seeds or chopped pecans.  Or maybe smother them in white chocolate! 

In case you don't want "balls" or you don't want to handle the coconut mixture, just scoop it up and place it on a pan.  Put the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes and you're done!

In case you missed my Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip cookie post {you seriously need to read it} here's the scoop:  I have a super delicious, absolutely fabulous and healthy Virgin Coconut Oil from the awesome people at Tropical Traditions.  For the next few days I'll be experimenting with a few super fab recipes.  Friday I'll give you a chance to win a jar of your very own! 

Stay tuned for more delicious coconut creations!  

Linking up HERE. Coconut Oil Giveaway HERE.









16 comments:

  1. These look and sound very delicious!

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  2. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday Mingle! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

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  3. These look superb!! Gonna have to go raid the pantry now. hhaha.

    New follower from Friday Chaos.

    Falen
    www.UpwardNotInward.com

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  4. oh yum. I love coconut. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. Have you entered my latest giveaway?

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  5. Yummy! coconut and chocolate: a match made in heaven....
    sounds terrific with Agave.....
    :)

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  6. Mmmmmm......coconut! My favorite! Mostly because the kids don't like it. So I know if I leave some coconut concoctions in the cupboard, they'll still be there next time I want one :) Stevie @ ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

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  7. Already following, but I'm visiting from the hop. I'm the only person in this house who likes coconut (hard to believe, I know) so to me, who rarely gets to indulge in it, this looks great!

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  8. Yum, those look fabulous! Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

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  9. Hello! I'm Jo from www.lovinglifeinthefablane.blogspot.com I found your blog on the bloghop and I am your newest follower. Hoping you'll follow back :)

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  10. Looks yummy...My daughter would love this! I have a recipe box to link up on if you’d like to join in: http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com. :)

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  11. Oh my goodness this looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  12. Oh, this looks super yummy! We don't usually have freezing Christmases in Houston, but Coconut Balls sound delicious any time of the year!

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  13. Fantastic! I love anything coconut or chocolate! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday!

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  14. These look yummy! Thank you for participating @ the SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! I hope you return and post more of your great things! I host the Party every weekend. You can grab a button on my site if you would like to put one on your site. :) http://sew-licious.blogspot.com. :)

    XOXO,
    Marti

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