Okay…. I can’t remotely take credit for these cos a) I was told about them by my darling friend Jane, and b) they were an adapted version of the recipe she found by Kate’s Healthy Cupboard, which you can find here – which she then passed onto me.
…. but oh my, what divine balls of yumminess they are…!
Jane gave me one to try whilst we were out on a country ramble on Sunday: as an aside, we were out walking for about three hours (we stopped for lunch, I’m not sure how long precisely… ) and my blood sugars remained a constant 4-6 throughout. Quietly chuffed about that one. Anyway; I digress…. She mentioned that she’d made these delicious balls (sorry, can’t alter these sentences – it’s what they are!) and would I like to try one. Jane is used to me asking for a breakdown of what’s in everything and anything – so told me the ingredients… peanut butter, coconut, a thin coating of dark chocolate… In my head I made a quick calculation and figured they must be relatively blood sugar friendly – so very gratefully accepted…. and – well – all I can say is you have to try them!
They work out about 5g carb per ball. The only reason I say “about” is cos my balls weren’t entirely uniform; some are bigger than others… but basically I made 22 balls and if you add up the carbs for the entire batch, then divide by 22: they’re 5g each. If you wanted to be more specific you could weigh each ball before you roll it as you go along: but patience has never been my strong point – and I was in a hurry to try these babies!
So, again, I want to stress that these are based on Kate’s recipe, I can’t (and aren’t) taking credit for them; however this is my slightly adapted version if you want to make them exactly as I did and end up with exactly the same carb content I did:
- 150g peanut butter – I used the Whole Earth, smooth, unsweetened one – 20g carbs.
- 150g almond butter – I used the Meridian, crunchy, unsalted one – 10g carbs.
- 70g raw honey – I used the Raw Health one – 56g carbs.
- 30g almond flour – I used the Sukrin one – 1.2g carbs.
- 20g peanut flour – Again, the Sukrin one – 4g carbs.
- 25g desiccated coconut. I used Sainsbury’s organic – just be careful to get one unsweetened – 1.8g carbs
- 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil. Any should work as all have no carbs!
- 1 and a 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla powder – I used the Ndali one.
- For the chocolate coating I used 80g of Green & Blacks 85% dark chocolate – 18g carbs.
Basically you add everything bar the choccy in a mixing bowl, mix and squidge and squeegee and stir…. then form into balls in your hand, and roll in the (previously melted) chocolate. Stick on greaseproof paper, pop into the fridge, and wait till they’re set. Then attempt not to nom down the whole lot….! ;-)
Enjoy my lovelies! xo