Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Nut Butter "Snowballs" (also nut butter playdough)
1 cup nut butter
1/2 cup ground nuts or seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut (plus additional for rolling finished balls in)
1 T honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix thoroughly. Test for thickness by forming a ball to see if it holds its shape as desired. At this point, the mixture is just right for nut butter playdough.
For nut butter balls, pull off a piece of dough and roll into a ball about 1 inch or more across. Roll the ball in shredded coconut and set aside, continue until all the dough is rolled.
These are best stored in the refrigerator.
Here are two ideas for variations:
1. Add cinnamon, ground cardamom, and chopped dates.
2. Add sesame oil, substitute tahini for some of the nut butter, and roll in toasted sesame seeds.