An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance
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.