I have a sweet tooth and always have to have dessert after dinner! My husband will tell you that I have it after breakfast, lunch AND dinner! If the treat has coconut as an ingredient – WATCH OUT! It’s all over for me if coconut is involved! Unlike most sweets that contain high levels of sugar, are high in fat calories and refined chemicals, coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
I just received a gallon tub of Organic Shredded Coconut from Tropical Traditions, so I wanted to get down to business and make a tasty treat that I could have for those times in-between meals, when my sweet tooth kicks in!
Coconut Honey Chia Balls
1/2 C. Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions
1/2 C. Local Honey
2 C. Shredded Coconut from Tropical Traditions
1 C. Pecans
3 TBSP Ground Chia Seeds
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
If your coconut oil is solidified, simply place your jar in warm water or heat it up in the microwave to liquify.
Add the coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, ground chia and then the shredded coconut to a large bowl.
Put your pecans in your Vitamix, or other powerful mixer, and grind them. Add the ground pecans to the bowl.
Mix all of the ingredients together. Once the ingredients are all mixed up, it’s hard to resist taking a bite, so go ahead – take a bite! It reminds me of how yummy cookie dough is before you have to bake it! While you might be tempted to eat the entire bowl of mixture, seal the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about an hour or until the mixture is stiff enough to roll into balls. With a spoon, scoop some of the mixture and roll into balls. Keep the Coconut Honey Chia Balls in a glass container in your fridge and enjoy as a snack in-between meals! They should keep for up to 2 weeks in your fridge.
I would love to hear from you when you make these!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil comes in a variety of sizes: A Pint (16 fl oz), 1 Quart (32 fl oz), and a Gallon (128 fl oz). So, whether you use a small amount or a large amount, there are sizes for everyone who have various degrees of use. I prefer to buy the 1 Quart Jar and typically try to snag them on the buy one get on free sales they have!
If you order by clicking on any of my links, and are a first time buyer at Tropical Traditions, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. I wanted to disclose that to you.
Win it: One winner will receive a gallon tub of Certified Organic Shredded Coconut by Tropical Traditions.
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