Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How to Tuesday: Raw Energy Balls

I have made this recipe several times now. It is a big favorite around my house. I have modified it some from the original to fit my family's likes and dislikes. I also make a smaller amount to avoid overeating.

Though I normally like to have my kitchen very clean before starting any projects, I have found that there is no point in sweeping due to the coconut that somehow always makes its way to my floor.

I got my "base" recipe from this great book and DVD series:  Making Babies by Shoshanna Easling.

1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup of  almond butter (peanut butter also works, but has less health benefits)
2 Tb of raw honey
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of shredded coconut for coating
*I use organic ingredients

Place first four ingredients into mixing bowl.

Mix together.
(While mixing, I spilled a little coconut out of the bowl.
Bunny told me we need to be careful sometimes!)

The mixture should resemble a cookie dough.

Pinching out about 1Tb, squeeze and roll together into a tight ball.
(Expect messy hands.)

Roll in the remaining coconut.

Chill and serve!

These store nicely for up to 10 days (though they never last that long in my house).


  1. Looks good! I love the making babies book!

  2. That's perfect! Just the sort of thing I'm looking for at the moment. I'll be giving those a try. Thanks!

  3. Ooh, these look to be full of all the things we love! Will give them a try :-)

    I have the same problem with coconut going everywhere lol

  4. Hannah, thanks so much for sharing this with us. I have made something like this before, but this includes more "whole foods". It works right into our detox. Thanks!

  5. Oh yummy! Will have to try this...particularly since I have a home full of coconut lovers.

  6. Just made these and they are amazing!! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Just made these and they are amazing!!