When she isn’t busy tending to her sprawling organic garden, caring for her family’s 15 chickens or upholding her title of mom-of-the year to three little ones, you can find our friend Carolyn in the kitchen of her 106-year old farmhouse curating healthy recipes from scratch. She has a knack for whipping up culinary masterpieces and her latest creation, LGF PowerBalls, is no exception. Combining Love Grown Foods’ bean-based cereal, Power O’s, with dark chocolate and a handful of other lovely ingredients, Carolyn originally developed PowerBalls as a better-for-you treat to serve at her daughter’s recent birthday party.
8oz dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa), chopped OR 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 Tbsp water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
100% pure orange essential oil (optional but highly recommended!)
5oz Power O’s cereal, original (for richer results, use half original, half chocolate Power O’s…or just go nuts with 5 oz chocolate Power O’s and be glad you did)
Standard sized muffin tins
Ice cream scoop
1. Heat chocolate, oil, and 3 Tbsp water in a double boiler, stirring, until just melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add orange oil, if using, to taste (start with two drops). Pour into an 8″ pie plate to cool to room temperature.
2. Pour Power O’s into large bowl. Drizzle melted chocolate mixture evenly over cereal; stir to coat evenly.
3. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Using ice cream scoop, mound one LGF PowerBall in each liner.
4. Chill in refrigerator until firm. Enjoy!
Makes 18 LGF PowerBalls
*think Rice Krispie Squares meet Popcorn Balls….only better*