No-Bake Chocolate Snowballs: Detox recipe 17 of 21

October 24, 2012

No-bake chocolate detox dessert

Welcome to 21 Days of Detoxing with clean, whole, real food! Yep, we’re at it again with another awesomely motivated group. Registration is now closed for the fall detox but I’ll run it again in a few months and then YOU can hop on the feel-good train! And from now until October 28th you can get a new recipe each day by subscribing to my RSS feed.

Begin to address the need, not the craving.

I crave, crave, crave chocolate. I’ve been known to break into bag of chocolate chips and pour them directly into the peanut butter. Yikes. It’s true.

Cravings are a force to be reckoned with, as my detox group is experiencing. Often when we restrict our diets we crave the things we can’t have. But let’s be truthful. Doesn’t everyone experience food cravings from time to time?

Cravings are your body talking to you. Mine say, “You need to feel cozy and loved and wrapped in a big bear hug.” Or sometimes more of a “You need to relax and wind down” type message.

In any case, we can go to great lengths to satisfy a craving – running to the store for pie or whipping up a batch of the easy chocolate treats I’m sharing with you today.

And that’s ok, but do me a favor?

Listen to the message. Start addressing the need, too.

No-Bake Chocolate Snowballs
I’ve had many people make this recipe with success, and a few who had their balls come out like puddles instead. To eliminate extra liquid, make sure to use refrigerated peanut butter instead of the natural stuff that’s super runny when it’s new out of the jar.
1/2 cup mashed overripe banana (about 2 small bananas)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 Tbl. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup unsweetened dried coconut

Except for 1/2 cup of coconut, mix everything else together in a bowl. Roll into walnut-sized balls, then roll each ball in remaining coconut flakes.

Refrigerate overnight to set.

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