Well it’s been far too long since I’ve updated at My Wholesome Table! I’m sure you can imagine how busy life gets and then one thing comes up, then another, and pretty soon it’s almost November! If you’ve ever had any experience blogging, you know the ups and downs that come along with creativity and the passion required for keeping up it up. I’ve been inspired to post again and I thought there was no better recipe than a healthy candy just in time for Halloween.
I’ve never been a big fan of this holiday ( I feel like you either live for it or wish it didn’t exist) but I am a big fan of candy. I’ve had to temper my sweet tooth as my knowledge on processed foods, high sugar intake, and the addiction of such foods has grown. I turned to fruit to be the sole source of sweetness in my diet, however, I then found myself so addicted to fruit, it was unhealthy. If you are anything like me, you struggle with balance…and we’re not just talking food here! I have found myself at a healthy point in my life where I feel like I’m not depriving myself of the goodness this world has to offer nor the goodness my life entails when I eat foods that better myself. Balance. It’s so hard to achieve but brings forth the most happiness when achieved.
I spent my weekend in the Adirondacks at a retreat, being filled spiritually and connecting to an incredible God. Being the homebody that I am, I don’t always love the idea of leaving my home for an entire weekend, husband-less, but the restoration that takes place is…hard to put into words. And it finds its way of revealing itself once Monday morning rolls around (and who doesn’t love that bit of joy on a Monday morning!!).
The recipe today is my peanut butter chocolate balls. Growing up, these were called ‘buckeyes’ and were loaded with sugar and butter. I’ve modified them to fit my current sweet tooth and my diet. I also make them small because of how rich they are. Instead of reaching for a high fructose, high fat, high sugar, processed and modified candy, take fifteen minutes and make something that will be equally satisfying sans the poison.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls
3/4 cup creamy natural peanut or almond butter
3-4 tablespoons honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate (I use EnjoyLife df,sf,gf chocolate)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey, and coconut flour. Once combined thoroughly, add the vanilla.
2. Prepare a double broiler to melt the chocolate (I use a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled about an inch of the way with water)
3. Melt chocolate and coconut oil until smooth.
4. Carefully dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate and set on a parchment paper.
5. Keep in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to eat.
Thanks for visiting and happy eating:)