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VeganMoFo: Cocoa PB Balls

Cocoa Balls, CoffeeSigh.  The last peanut-milk-meal + chocolate post of the 2012 MoFo season!  This recipe is based on Cookie Bites by Erika over at Good Clean Food.  With my first taste of those nutty-chocolatey bites, I knew I’d be making them at home – and making them again with a few minor twists.  Enter peanut milk and peanut meal.  By the way, is it sacrilege to say that I’m relieved that the light at the end of the MoFo tunnel is visible??

For another yummy recipe, check out Blissful Britt’s No Bake Energy Bites – or - Raw Almond Coconut Energy Balls from The Veg Bar.

Cocoa PB Balls
Makes plenty

1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1/2 cup fresh peanut milk
1/2 cup fresh peanut meal
1 cup mixed grains (I used Bob Red Mill’s 5-Grain Rolled Cereal)
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup sweetened cacao nibs
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch sea salt

In a food processor, process the mixed grain (or oats) until broken down into small pieces.  Remove from the processor and place in a large mixing bowl.

Put the peanuts, peanut milk and peanut meal in the food processor and process into a nice, thick slurry.  Add the cocoa powder, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and process to combine.  Remove from the processor bowl and add to the grain mixture.

Stir in the hemp seeds, coconut and flaxseed meal and mix until all the ingredients are moistened and thoroughly combined.  Add more peanut milk if the mixture seems dry.  Store in an airtight container for a few hours or overnight.

Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls.  Keep in the refrigerator.

One year ago todaySimple Side Salad w/ No-Oil Vinaigrette

Cocoa Balls on Plate

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Morning Fuel, Made the Night Before

Bowl of OatmealThis post is a bit of a cheat.  A  variation of this morning cereal recipe already exists on my other blog, Dough, Dirt & Dye, but it’s worth sharing again – and this recipe is even easier.  Since our mornings start out in overdrive, I like to have everything as prepped as possible the evening before – I mean down to having the silverware out and the tea pot filled with water with two mugs sitting next to it (with the teabags already in them).  Every afternoon right around dinner time I mix together:

1 1/3 cups of rolled grains (I use a combination of oats, wheat, rye, triticale and barley flakes)
about 3 cups non-dairy milk
handful of dried fruit

Stir this together, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.  The flakes absorb the milk (you’ll probably need to add more just before serving – along with a healthy dash of cinnamon, some sliced bananas and a spoonful of toasted wheat germ) and get creamy and the dried fruit plumps up…Delicious.  I don’t add any sweetener as I find the dried fruit provides enough, but you could add agave nectar, maple sugar or syrup.  For cold mornings, heat the cereal in the microwave for a minute or two.  This makes two generous portions, but adjust the amount of grains to how many portions you want to make – or how big of an appetite you have!

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