Is anyone ever really ready for Christmas?? It comes so fast and is over so quick and then I think to myself - crap I forgot to make this or that! This year has been really busy for our family plus sick kid and husband equals not that much time in the kitchen for doing the things I need to do! Last night I whipped up the most delicious little recipe that came inside a little insert "50 Edible Gifts" from this month's Food Network Magazine. Get this: another way to use almond butter!! OMG I love it - super fast and easy and looks hella impressive too! I think this one would be a fave among your heath-nut type pals b/c they are not too sweet and really minus the sugar are a fairly healthy little choice!
3/4 cup almond butter
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut + more for rolling
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a ball, working into a dough - it takes some time, but eventually comes together.
Using a 1 tbsp measuring spoon, portion out the dough.
Using your hands, roll the portions together (use a good amount of pressure too) then roll in the extra coconut.
Lay out on your prepared cookie sheet and chuck in the freezer overnight. Looks fancy! Was easy!!