Easy Natural Snack For Your Kids Carob Snack Balls

Sensitive to wheat ?  These flourless treats are really nice, easy and tasty. Don’t forget to check out the article on how to make your own vanilla extract below as well.

Carob Snack Balls

2 cups nuts of your choice (almonds, walnuts, pecans are nice), chopped fine
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 carob (you can also use cocoa if you prefer)
1 tsp sea salt
1 T. all natural vanilla extract or natural vanilla flavoring (See how to make your own vanilla extract & learn more about the plant here!)

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1 cup grated coconut

Warm honey by placing the jar in a bowl of hot water. Mix honey, carob or cocoa, salt and vanilla and mix well. You can either chop the nuts in a food processor or the blender. Process until finely chopped. Add coconut and pulse until blended. Place in bowl and add cocoa mixture, blending well.

Place greased wax or parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spread mixture on top. Place in refrigerator until firm, typically several hours. Then form into balls, or cut into small squares.

*I buy my carob and vanilla beans from Mountain Rose Herbs- You can also buy your vanilla extract from there if you are in a hurry or want to skip making it yourself.  Also, if you buy from the above link it is a great way to support authentic mama (I get a small commission if you use the links on the sidebar or in this post to buy your herbal products- it is a great way to get the quality products you need and support this blog at the same time- thanks so much!)

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