Seriously?! Yes, seriously! This recipe is just made for it! So whether you have a young child or are just young at heart have fun with this one, and don’t feel guilty for playing with your food!
I don’t often post snack or dessert type recipes. For most of us the section in our recipe files that are about five times bigger than any other is the dessert section. So we probably need to focus a little more on how to prepare tasty veggies, salads and other foods that have more nutritional impact. But sometimes we just need – I mean want – something sweet. At that point it helps to have something less harmful to choose from. My friend, Jenny, shared this fun simple recipe that I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy. Bon Bons made with 4 ingredients. Pretty simple and most of us have the necessary items to whip this up.
The first ingredient is cocoa, or carob if you prefer. I don’t prefer, but some may not tolerate cocoa well. I like to order mine from Azure Standard Coop. but good quality cocoa can be purchased other places. Next up is nut butter. Here is where you want to choose the best that you can. Preferably organic with no other ingredients except maybe some salt. If I can’t find a good one that already has salt in it, I’ll go ahead and purchase and add a little of my own Himalayan sea salt. Stir it up and you are good to go. Use what you like from peanut butter, to almond butter, to cashew – whatever your favorite is. Please just avoid the kind that has trans fats or really anything other than nuts and perhaps salt. The third ingredient is honey. I purchase local raw honey. There are benefits to using it plus you know what you are getting, avoiding the trap of perhaps getting corn syrup in your store purchased honey. Lastly salt. My preferences would be Redmond Real salt, Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt. These are not just 100% sodium chloride. They have many vital minerals that we desperately need. They have also not been through the bleaching process. It’s certainly worth the extra money. Optional is a little coconut flour in case it needs to be dryer for rolling.
So just mix the ingredients and pretend you are again a child playing with play dough!
(I don’t have a picture this week and as soon as I make them again I’ll be sure to add one. So for now just imagine you are rolling some that are marble sized – either the small ones or the larger shooter size!)
- 3 – 4 T cocoa, carob, or a mixture of both
- 1/2 c nut butter
- 2 – 3 T honey or more, to taste
- 1/8 t salt – may not be necessary depending on the amount of salt in the nut butter
- Optional – coconut flour to increase dryness for rolling
- Place ingredients in a bowl and mix until resembles play dough.
- Place small amounts onto plate for children (or adults) to roll into ball shapes