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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Gluten Free Snowballs

Anyone who lives in Newfoundland knows the popular "snowball". It's seen at lots of parties, bake sales and grocery store bakery aisles. There's lots of different variations of recipes out there, so after reading a few, I combined elements of each and made a pretty decent dessert!

These are simple to make, and the only thing that takes any time is the cooling of the batter. I left mine in the fridge for about 30 minutes, but 45-60 would be ideal.

Ingredients:

2 cups of water
2 cups of gluten free oats
1/8 cup of honey
1/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of coconut plus another 3/4 cup for rolling
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Mix the dry ingredients, boil your water and dissolve the honey, mix the dry and wet ingredients together, let sit in the fridge until you can roll them (about an hour) and roll the balls in coconut.

These are great to freeze, and something quick and easy if you have company coming!

As a side note - I used organic unsweetened coconut which is why I ended up adding about 1/4 cup of cane sugar. You could not use any sugar, or use brown sugar etc. depending on how sweet you like them. Some recipes call for an enormous amount of sugar (like 2 cups), but I was trying to keep it on the lower side!

I also used organic cocoa powder which has a less refined sweet chocolate taste and more coco-y chocolate taste. Everyone liked these - gluten and non-gluten eaters!

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