Lately we have been invited over to dinner ALOT! Our church here in Chihuahua knows that we will be finishing up the Spanish program soon, and they want to spend as much time with us as possible before we make our move to the mountains. Of course, I’m not complaining, not only do I get a night off of cooking, but we have shared some delicious Mexican cuisine and priceless fellowship with dear friends who we know will continue to battle on the front lines with us in prayer as we seek to reach the Nahuatl people with the gospel.
However, my Momma taught me right, which means whenever we are invited over I always offer to bring something. The answer is sometimes, “you don’t have to…”, but more often is “you could bring a dessert if you want?” This is because, American dessert is very different from Mexican dessert….and Mexicans love American desserts. But, one thing I don’t love is baking in 100 degree heat, which is what we live in here in Chihuahua during the months of June-August. A situation like this calls for some creativity. What could I make with simple ingredients, that was not only slightly healthy but also delicious and “no bake.” I came up with these.
We call them…Balls from Heaven (maybe they need a better name)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (creamy)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup raw oats
1/4 cup bakers unsweetened chocolate (chopped)
1/4 cup flax seeds (these give Ammmazing crunch)
Cook the peanut butter and honey over low heat until melted and blended. Then add the rest of the ingredients, mix well. Put the mixture in the freezer, until cool enough to roll into balls. Store balls in the refrigerator, if you don’t eat them all straight out of the bowl. Makes about 12 balls.
If you give them a try let me know. I hope you like them as much as we and our friends have!