Sunday, November 23, 2008

Delicious recipe for the holidays or anytime...

So we played around with our new ingredients.. and we had a great time.. and YUM the outcome was well worth the adventure....

Our version (D friendly) of no bake coconut balls or stacks

1 cup Shredded coconut
(We used Premium rich desiccated coconut by Kara) (got it at asian grocery store)
2 Tbsp Coconut oil
(we got Spectrum organic coconut oil by Spectrum) (found it at whole foods)
2 - 3 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa powder
(we used Trader Joes)
1 tbsp Agave
( we used organic blue agave - low glycemic sweetener by wholesome sweeteners)
Vanilla to taste (approx 1 tbsp)

** optional garnish 2 tbsp whipped cream

we first put the coconut and cocoa powder in the bowl and added the coconut oil one tbsp at a time and making sure to mash it up good.. the temp in our house is pretty cold right now, so it pretty much in the form of a (crisco type product) we added the other ingredients and mixed it up well.. it was not looking promising for forming into balls or stacks, but tasted delicious.. we put it in the fridge for 30 minutes and then VOILA! we had perfectly formable 'stuff' to work with . This recipe divided into 4 or 6 nicely and we served it with whipped cream since 2 tbsp of the real whipped cream only adds 1 carb... and they dipped the balls in and licked the plates clean!

I would say it was a real hit and you can serve on a platter for guests, or plate for a dinner/dessert scenario

The great part is that the ingredients worked so well with Jareds BG... we divided all our ingredients leaving us at 8 grams a ball and depening on the size.. when we make 6 balls, we are at less.. and the taste was divine to the it did not have any spikes...

We are planning all our ingredients to canada with us when we go up for the holidays to make these.. they are delicious to anyone who likes coconut (and my kid's did not know they liked coconut before this)

Hope it works for you guys.

The ingredients were hard to find at first, which is why i posted where i found the harder to find ingredients.