Whole Foods Market! What says Earth Day more than Chocolate Earth Balls! These Earth Balls tend to be a bit sticky: just a heads up!
Chocolate Earth Balls
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons carob powder or unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided (you can used sweetened, but it is not as healthy... obviously)
1/2 cup semisweet fair-trade organic chocolate, chopped fine (or use chocolate chips)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)
Mix the peanut butter, honey and carob or cocoa powder until well combined. Stir in the raisins and 2 tablespoons of the coconut. Stir in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Place the remaining coconut, sesame seeds and nuts into 3 separate bowls. Using a spoon, scoop small heaps of the peanut mixture from the bowl; roll into 1 1/4-inch balls. Rolling is easier if you form a rough ball, roll in the coconut, and then continue rolling into a more perfect shape. Roll each finished ball in more coconut, sesame seeds and chopped nuts. Arrange the balls on a plate, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Photo: Whole Foods Market
Well, these look pretty darn tasty. I've never been a big fan of regular hot-cross buns, but then I never met a chocolate one before! I may just have to break down and make a batch.
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