Bumblebee Balls (GF)
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Been a pretty busy bee lately with art projects. To fuel all that drawing, I obviously need snacks. That’s where these Bumblebee Balls come in!
These guys are the perfect, adorable, midday pick me up or dessert. Made with Coconut and Nature Nate’s sweet honey, these bees help to keep me busy and power through the day. The healthy fats in the coconut are perfect for keeping me satisfied until my next meal. Fats also help to slow down the release of sugar from the honey in the bloodstream, meaning I'll have more sustained energy. There'll be no sugar crash here!
Making these could not be easier and there’s no baking involved, which is perfect for when my head is overheating already from work. Pull out your trusty food processor, throw the ingredients in, and form into balls. Making the balls is the perfect activity for kids. Get your kids involved in the kitchen by making them busy bees and set them to work!
To decorate them, just melt some chocolate with a bit of coconut oil. I like to drizzle it over the top with a fork to make it look like stripes and then dip the bottoms into the chocolate for an extra sweet crunch. Place a pair of sliced almonds on top to look like wings and your bees are ready to fly right into your mouth.
As I used natural ingredients in the chocolate without lecithins , these do melt at room temperature. I recommend storing them in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve. If you’re storing them in the freezer, allow them to thaw for 5-10 minutes to avoid losing a tooth.
After all this typing, I think it’s time for a snack break. I’ll be chowing down on these Bumble Bee Balls so I can get back to being a busy bee myself.
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Makes about 10 balls
Ingredients: 70 g - Shredded Coconut Flakes
70 g - Coconut Butter/Coconut Manna
60 g - Honey - I used Nature Nate's
¼ tsp - Turmeric Powder - For color
Sliced Almonds - For decoration
45 g - Dark Chocolate Chips - Use keto if needed
7 ml - Coconut Oil
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place in the freezer to chill.
To a food processor, add coconut flakes, coconut butter, honey, and turmeric. Blend until well combined.
Remove the tray from the freezer. Using hands or cookie scoop, form the coconut mixture into balls. Place on the tray and place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes to form up.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler or the microwave.
Remove balls from the freezer. Working quickly, dip the bottoms of the balls in the chocolate and drizzle chocolate over the top using a fork to create “stripes”. Add two sliced almonds over each to create “wings”.
Place balls back in the freezer for another 20 minutes.
Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge of freezer*.
These will melt if not stored in a cool place.
Want another sweet treat? How about these Honey Lemon Ginger Protein Puddings?