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  • Chocolate SALTY Balls. AKA Delicious Fat Bombs.

    Chocolate Salty Balls... they melt in your mouth! And in your hand... actually... These are totally inspired by Batty's Blue(berry) Balls.

    Ok so I'm pregnant and I think my unborn son is having a growth spurt because I am craving fat like you would not believe. To solve my problem, I decided to mix these bad boys up and they are totally awesome.

    1/2 cup toasted unsweetened coconut, divided
    1/4 cup butter
    1 square (1 oz) your chocolate of choice, chopped. I used baking chocolate.
    1/4 cup almond butter
    pinch sea salt

    Melt the butter in the microwave with the chocolate. When the butter is melted, stir and stir the chocolate until it's melted in from the residual heat. Add the almond butter and stir until well incorporated. Add 1/4 cup toasted coconut, mix well and stick it into the freezer to cool and firm up. Meanwhile. pour the rest of the coconut into a plate and add a pinch of salt & mix it all together.

    When the chocolate mixture is firm and scoopable, use spoons or cookie scoops to scoop it out and roll it into the coconut. I used a tablespoon sized cookie scoop and it made 9 balls.

    Note: Next time I made this I'd add a little more than 1/4 cup of the coconut since there was a lot left over from rolling. The salt is TOTALLY optional but I couldn't call them CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS if I didn't have salt Actually I think a smoked sea salt would be phenomenal here.

    Anyway...

    To toast the coconut all I did was throw a half cup of the shredded unsweetened stuff into a skillet and turn it on to medium heat. Stir stir stir so it gets brown and toasty pretty evenly.
    Last edited by Betho; 08-03-2011, 09:23 PM.
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    Nutritional breakdown since I was curious...

    1 Tbs size ball - 140 calories
    14.1 g fat
    3.6 g carbs (.3g sugars)
    1.8g protein
    Uncle Dutch Farms - my bloggy home.
    My review of the Piteba oil expeller - handcranked expeller to make fresh nut oils, coconut oil, etc. Yeah, I love this thing.
    My favorite kitchen tools - The Homesteader Kitchen

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    • #3
      I think I love you. I'm going to try making these this weekend. Thanks for sharing!!

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      • #4
        O... M..... G...... ! There's my weekend project!

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        • #5
          Going to give these a try this weekend, minus the almond paste, I'm allergic

          http://kitoikitchen.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kitoi View Post
            Going to give these a try this weekend, minus the almond paste, I'm allergic
            Thank you. I was waiting for someone to post that video

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            • #7
              These sound like the bakeless cookies that my mom makes (we called them Maine Crunchies for some reason), except those used oatmeal ([[cries softly because she cannot eat them anymore]]) and a lot of sugar.
              Depression Lies

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              • #8
                Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                These sound like the bakeless cookies that my mom makes (we called them Maine Crunchies for some reason), except those used oatmeal ([[cries softly because she cannot eat them anymore]]) and a lot of sugar.
                You know I used to make those cookies too, and I thought the same when I was putting the mix in the freezer to firm up.

                My husband and I ate the whole batch to ourselves last night. I'm glad the kids seem to have forgotten I was making them last night He was surprised when I told him I didn't even put honey in them.

                Kitoi - I bet they will be just as awesome without the almond. Probably more like a true truffle that way, I imagine. Actually now that I think about it, there's lots of potential there... adding flavor extracts or pureed berries or something.
                Uncle Dutch Farms - my bloggy home.
                My review of the Piteba oil expeller - handcranked expeller to make fresh nut oils, coconut oil, etc. Yeah, I love this thing.
                My favorite kitchen tools - The Homesteader Kitchen

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                • #9
                  Great stuff if you are wanting to gain!

                  I will stay faaaaaaaar away though!
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                  • #10
                    OOH! I'm gonna try this on the weekend too! Rolled in Himalayan Rock Salt!
                    I'm a paleo foodie, come check out my recipes: http://strangekitty.ca/

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                    • #11
                      You know what would be good added to that? Crumbled bacon. Seriously.
                      Georgette

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by geostump View Post
                        You know what would be good added to that? Crumbled bacon. Seriously.
                        I was kind of indifferent until the mention of bacon...

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                        • #13
                          I make something very similar but use coconut oil instead of butter.

                          Thanks for posting.

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                          • #14
                            I can't eat it due to the leptin reset but if I were to eat it, I would use CO and bacon.
                            Georgette

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by geostump View Post
                              You know what would be good added to that? Crumbled bacon. Seriously.
                              Hmm... what about using bacon fat instead of butter? Someone should experiment there.
                              Uncle Dutch Farms - my bloggy home.
                              My review of the Piteba oil expeller - handcranked expeller to make fresh nut oils, coconut oil, etc. Yeah, I love this thing.
                              My favorite kitchen tools - The Homesteader Kitchen

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