July 4, 2011

# Gluten Free # Snacks

Frozen Prune-Butter Spheres of Joy

Its summer time!

Doesn't everything seem so much better in the summer?
The days are warmer, sunnier, and longer. Days off feel so much better. Fruits and desserts taste sweeter.  Rays of sun feel yummy on bare skin.

My favorite summer treats are ice cream, iced coffee, and smoothies. The latter two I usually only have in the summer but ice cream I crave all year round. I wish I had some ice cream right now. Mmmm ice cream. Usually I still prefer having something to munch on then slurp so I made these fun little treats.




This recipe is very similar to my Spheres of Joy but are placed in the freezer to get nice and cold. You could skip putting them in the freezer or allow them to get to room temperature before eating. They taste great each way.

They are also a good snack to help with digestion. The prunes and oatmeal add fibre and act as natural diuretics (just saying)


These are an awesome, cool, sweet, and nutritious  treat for a hot day. Enjoy!


Frozen Prune-Butter Spheres of Joy
Adapted from here
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup soft dried prunes, chopped
3 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a food processor or blender pulse the rolled oats, prunes, and cinnamon until the batter sticks together. Transfer to a mixing bowl and incorporate nut butter by pressing in with a fork until evenly combined. Form into balls and place on a plate. Freeze for about 2 hours, then transfer to a container for freezer storage.


What is your favorite summer treat?
We've covered this, ice cream!

Do you have any plans for summer?
I'm working but hopefully will go on a mini trip to the Okanagan

8 comments:

  1. Smile. What a fun idea Kat! It is hot hot hot today in Austin, so I could use some of these. Thank you for sharing yet another delicious treat. I hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July. Thank you for your kind words on my own blog...you make me smile!

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  2. Ice cream is definitely the best summer treat! No summer plans, unfortunately- my next trip isn't til October.

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  3. That's clever! I love cold treats in the summer! I definitely had some frozen yogurt tonight :)

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  4. Yum! I even have prunes in the fridge begging to be used! =)

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  5. This is the best treat EVER!! I love it! :D You are such a smartie. :)

    I love me some smoothies! :D

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  6. I love little truffle treats like this. It's great that you added oats!

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  7. this needs to be my next combination for energy balls- i love prunes and prune butter would work so well- nice and sticky to combine and hold everything together! yum!

    ps. i mentioned you in my newest post (you won the mr. squirrel naming post!

    http://www.snackingsquirrel.com/2011/07/mr-squirrel-gets-name.html

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  8. These sound wonderful! And they're so healthy too! Isn't it great when we can enjoy a yummy treat and know it's good for us too! :)

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