The mail has been very good to me this week.  First, all that peanut butter.  Thanks for all the comments on that post.  You’re all just as big of nut butter freaks as I thought you were.  And I mean that in the best possible way.

The good luck streak in the mail continued with treats from Jess!

Bag full of coconut covered balls and a note

I won her recent give away which allowed me to select any recipe from her site and she’d make it for me.  Wow. What an offer!

I spent a long time salivating over her recipes and decided on her Mounds Balls based on Mounds Bar candy bars.  Except her recipe is “healthy”.  Well, as healthy as chocolate, sugar, and coconut can get. And also vegan and GF.  Score!

And score is right.

Hand holding Mounds Ball

These balls are perfection!  Coconutty, chocolaty, sweet.  And homemade with T.L.C.  And I can taste that, too.  Jess put some major effort in these, and it didn’t go unnoticed.

And she stuffed a whole almond in each ball so it’s like an Almond Joy meets Mounds Bar.  In ball form.  Genius, Jess.   Thank you so much!

Close up of Mounds Ball

After tasting her wonderful balls, it makes me want to dust off my Ball Recipes and make some.

I have a whole post dedicated to my Ball Recipes and creations such as…

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Sunflower Seed Butter Vanilla Balls (or PB or AB)

Sunflower Seed Butter Vanilla Balls

No Bake Flaxseed Cookie Balls

Close up of one No Bake Flaxseed Cookie Ball

Oreo Balls

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls
Check out the Ball Recipes Post for More Ideas
 
From my last post about my PB & Co. loot and the Peanut Butter Recipes, I am really glad you enjoyed that one!

I updated my Themed & Specialty Recipes section to also include the Peanut Butter Recipes post, too.  Everything from Stevia Recipes to Raisin Recipes to Ripe Banana Recipes to Game Day and now Peanut Butter Recipes are in the “Themed” & Specialty section.

I loved reading what your favorite nut butters are, too.  Wow, so many nut butter suggestions, so little time.

Questions:

1. Have you ever created any dessert balls or desserts from scratch that turned out to be awesome?

Jess did!

99% of the recipes I make are not only from scratch, but they are total wing-it endeavors.  I rarely make the same thing twice, and even when I do, I can hardly even follow my own recipe.

Case in point, all my Breads/Muffins/Cakes are wing-it by-products.

Vegan GF Blueberry Streussel Muffins

Vegan GF Blueberry Streusel Muffins on plate

Threw things in a bowl, stirred, baked.  Hoped for the best.  It worked.

Side of Vegan GF Blueberry Streusel Muffins

2. Has anyone surprised you with anything good or fun lately?

Crappy surprises like a tax bill, a car repair, or getting upsetting news is the pits.

Good surprises like peanut butter in the mail, Jess’ wonderful Mounds Balls in the mail, Scott putting gas in my car for me, finding my favorite gum again, are all good surprises.

It’s also a great surprise when Skylar says something hilarious.   The things that come out of kids mouths’ are always a surprise, that’s for sure!

Young girl in kitchen smiling with hand on head

Any good or fun surprises for you lately?

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