Monday, March 10, 2008

Candy Balls

These balls of energy are easy to make and quite a popular snack around here!

You'll need:
1 medium banana
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1 tablespoon milled flax seed (optional)
your choice of toppings like chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, cranberries, or raisins


Here's how:
In a medium bowl, mash together the banana and peanut butter. Stir in the wheat germ and flax seed. Roll individual tablespoons of the mixture into balls, then roll the balls in your choice of topping. Chill until firm, or like my kids do, eat them right away!

My choice toppings: coconut, mini semi-sweet chips, goji berries, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and crushed cashews


Girl's choice toppings: mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, and mini semi-sweet M&M's. (Chocolate and more chocolate!!)

Their toppings were bulk bin finds, and doubtfully vegan. Veganism is my vice. My job is to find ways to get my veggie girls to eat nutritiously. This one worked! Adjust your toppings accordingly.

24 comments:

lao80 said...

you're tagged.

http://daytodayvegan.blogspot.com/

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness those candy balls are STELLAR!! I love the range of topping that you and the girls chose :0)

Vegan_Noodle said...

those look soooooo yummy!

VegMomma said...

Oh yum!

Theresa said...

What healthy candy!

springsandwells said...

Candy balls!
What a great little name!
Yummmmmmy.
:)

vko said...

love those and actually the way I'm feeling these days- I'm leaning towards the girls' toppings though more like vegan chocolate lentils vs the m&m's- yum!

Urban Vegan said...

You 3 little temptresses. They look so yummy.

Liliy said...

What a great idea!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooh they look so cute and delicious!

trina said...

What a great kid food idea!

Jennie said...

Those look awesome! The coconut sounds like it would be to die for!

DJ said...

Those candy balls look awesome - my two would definitely approve!

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aTxVegn said...

Candy Balls are such a clever idea! I've been catching up on your posts and thought I would suggest looking for Pimenton, another name for smoked paprika.

julie hasson said...

Yummy!! I love your idea of candy balls.

Wheeler said...

These look great, and what a good way to get your kids to eat healthy. I'm going to try mine with coconut!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hehe I have a funny picture in my head of you up to your ears in paper mache eggs!

Personally, I wouldn't mind it if I were up to my ears in those little candy balls of yours, so if you want to send some over...

;o)

Candice said...

Candy balls... love the name... All my friends call me Candi. Now i just want sugar.. and i havent been out of bed yet. Yes, i am under my covers, watching the news in french. where is someone when you need them to bring you sugar?

Simple and Divine said...

These look AMAZING. And I love all of the different coatings! They're darling :)

stonielove said...

wow they look *so* good!!!

laura jesser said...

Those sound delicious!!!

Carrie™ said...

No offense to you Vicki, but I go with the girls' choice...chocolate and more chocolate!

Liliy said...

I invite you to do Earth Hour!

Happy belated Easter!