At this time of year I find it really hard to keep the thought of sweet treats off my mind, whether it be that tub of Celebrations sitting on the kitchen side or the Honey and Almond hot chocolate from the Starbucks Drive-through, it’s nearly impossible. My stomach loves Christmas but my skinny jeans don’t.
Luckily Actress and health food enthusiast Makenna Guyler invites us into her kitchen to show us how we can satisfy our sweet tooth this Christmas without the diet taking a back seat. I personally can’t bake to save my life so these Easy No Bake Coconut Snowballs are right up my street.
1/3 cup honey
½ cup almond milk
3-4tbsp raw cocoa powder
½ cup nut butter (I use peanut butter with no added sugar but you can use almond or cashew instead)
1 scoop protein powder (Can be substituted for 25g almond flour)
3 cups oats (gluten free if needed)
¼ cup add ins- Goji berries and dried cherries
Heat together 1/3 cup honey, ½ cup almond milk and 3-4tbsp raw cocoa powder in a saucepan on low heat. Keep stirring until it’s fully combined. Then add in ½ cup nut butter (Peanut/almond/cashew- whichever your favourite!), again stirring and gently heating until it’s all incorporated.
Add 1 scoop protein powder (I would recommend either chocolate or unflavoured) or you can substitute that for 25g of almond flour. Once stirred in, throw in 3 cups of oats and keep stirring- it will get quite sticky but keep going until it’s all covered in the chocolatey mixture.
Then throw in ¼ cup of whatever else you fancy- I added Goji berries and dried cherries but any form of nut or dried fruit will be great in these. Again stir it all in until it becomes a dough like consistency, if it’s too dry throw in a tiny bit of almond milk to help stir it all together but be careful not to make it too runny.
Now take your saucepan off the heat. Pour about 1/3 cup of coconut onto a plate. Lay out a piece of foil to put the snowballs onto. Then start rolling! Take a small chunk of the mixture out and roll it between your palms to get the required size and shape. Then lightly roll the ball across your coconut plate to give it the snowball finish.
Pop onto the foil. Repeat until all the batter is used, then put them in the fridge for 30 minutes (or as long as you need to) then take out and enjoy!