Almond Butter Balls

From book by Cherie Calbom, The Healthy Gourmet (now out of print) Have you wondered why you seem most prone to get sick in January or February? The holiday season is typically a time to indulge in sweets. Did you know, sweets depress the immune system? Instead of sugar, you can substitute pure maple syrup or stevia. Especially with stevia, you don’t need very much. Try my Holiday Almond Butter Balls. You’ll see how delicious a small amount of stevia can be. I recommend Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme.

Photo by Kathy C.
Adapted from juiceladycherie.com

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minutes

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SERVINGS

2

dozen

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Adapted from juiceladycherie.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup creamy or crunchy almond butter (you can substitute cashew butter)

  • 1/4

    cup pure maple syrup or 1/4 tsp. liquid stevia

  • 1

    tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 1

    tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1

    Tbsp. virgin organic coconut oil

  • 1/4

    cup chopped almonds or walnuts

  • 1/4

    cup raisins (optional)

  • 2

    Tbsp. ground flax seeds (optional)

  • 1/4

    cup ground nuts such as walnuts, almonds, or pecans (can substitute shredded coconut)

Directions

In a bowl, mix the nut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon until creamy. Add the coconut oil and mix well. Stir in the nuts, raisins, and the ground flax seeds, if using. Form the mixture into balls about 1 inch in size. Roll in ground nuts. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. Makes 2 dozen balls

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