I realize no matter how you word it, there’s no way not to make balls sound sexual as a recipe. See previous balls to verify.
I love them because the versatility is endless. You can fill them with ground nuts, protein powders, dried fruit, chocolate chips, and even spices. (I’m sure I’m leaving some more stellar ingredients out too.)
I tend to like mine soft with a little pizazz in the first bite, just enough to keep me craving more, but not so overpowering that I feel I’ve been defeated.
Last week was a pretty miraculous day in my ball making history. I was in tunnel vision mode with chocolate, which needed to be remedied. Instead of reaching for the 10th piece of the day, I delved in my cabinets for healthier options. Doritos? Ew. Fruit Loops? Too artificial. Almonds? Hubba, hubba, I can work with those!
I included a few handfuls of almonds, Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice chai latte mix, and some coconut oil for melding purposes. (No, I have zero measurements for you. My best creations come from eyeballing.) Throw all into a food processor, add water as needed to thicken, and roll into balls. You can eat immediately or refrigerate for a harder texture.
Bomb.com comes to mind with these. They were the perfect blend of nutty and sweet with the pizazz being the spice from the TJ’s mix. One batch made approximately 8 balls.
What’s your take on balls? Ever made any?
Peace, love, and finding a way to say this less sexually!