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An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Great Balls of Fire

First off, I cannot utter the phrase “Great Balls of Fire” without recalling that scene in Top Gun….Goose and Maverick plus a piano–when Tom Cruise was crazy hot…not crazy!

That aside, these Great Balls of Fire are crazy good!  Just a smudge of cayenne brings the heat while rev-ing metabolism and fighting infections!

I’ve been on a coconut kick lately, but if those tropical shavings don’t suit your palate, these delicious, healthy spheres can roll without a coconut coat.



6 Tbsp Peanut Butter (the real stuff; choosey moms choose peanut butter not adulterated with HFCS or Sugar)

3 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted

3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

3 Heaping Tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 Tbsp Flax Seeds

1 Tsp Chia Seeds

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 pinch of Sea Salt (I prefer Pink Himalayan, but I’m picky like that)

1/2 Cup non-sweetened, shredded Coconut


On stove top, melt coconut oil in a small pot.  Add Peanut Butter.  Stir. Add Maple Syrup. Stir.  Add Cocoa Powder. Stir.  Add seeds and salt and stir.  Use melon ball scooper thing or just a spoon to create spheres.  Roll spheres around in coconut until covered. Store in Fridge.

Makes about 12 depending on sphere size.


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This entry was posted on September 27, 2016 by in Uncategorized.
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