I recently tried this recipe in the attempt to feed my children healthy food in the midst of Christmas season. My husband always laughs at me when I am baking because my greatest weakness (or strength) is that I do not follow any recipes. Please don't judge me. I often ask Our Lady to help me cook when I am in need, and it always turns out miraculously edible.
These "Great Balls of Snow" (as we call them) are a creation of my Christmas gifts put all together. As a mom, my favorite present is... food! In all simplicity, it's perfect because it comes and goes and doesn't leave much clutter. For example, this Christmas I got 5 gallons of honey, 1 gallon of coconut oil, and 2 pounds cocoa nibs. Whoa! Time to think up a recipe! Praise God that honey never goes bad, otherwise we would be in a serious trouble.
If you don't like coconut, don't bother to make this treat since 90% is pure coconut. Please, adjust the portions of honey and cocoa to your own taste, and feel free to exchange cocoa nibs for raisins or chocolate or whatever holiday candy you can find at home. Add chia seeds, flax seeds, or pumpkin seeds... This is your treat! Make it as healthy or as unhealthy as you like. Here is what I did for the first time:
Great Balls of Snow
1 cup of shredded coconut (I had sweetened at home but unsweetened would be much better)
1/2 cup of coconut flour or almond flour
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 handful of cocoa nibs (or chocolate chips or MMs)
A squeeze of honey according to your taste
Mix it all together and shape it into balls. Put it in the fridge, and wait until firm. Enjoy!
Our Lady of Good Counsel, pray for us!
Recipe contributed by Maria Dittus