Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Weekend of Culture and Sun

Key Lime Coconut Snowballs:

Use regular limes if the Key limes are not available. Unsweetened coconut is often labeled "desiccated" or "pulverized," and is often sold in health-food stores.


2/3 cup fat free graham cracker crumbs (about 4 cookie sheets)

6 tablespoons fat-free sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon grated Key lime rind ( I just used 1 fresh lime the rind and juice)

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, divided

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar


Combine crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, rind, juice, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add 2/3 cup coconut, and beat with a mixer at medium speed for 1 minute or until no longer grainy. Add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating until well combined. Cover and chill 20 minutes.

Shape crumb mixture into 24 balls, about 1 teaspoon each. Place remaining 1/3 cup coconut in a shallow bowl; roll balls in coconut.

Note: Refrigerate balls in an airtight container for up to one day.

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls:


1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup of dried berries
1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed ( I used applesauce )


1. Combine peanut butter, milk powder, dry berries, and coconut in a large mixing bowl.

2. stir in oats, ground cinnamon, wheat germ, and apple juice concentrate unit thoroughly combined.

3. Shape the mixture into 16-inch balls

4. Chill thoroughly before serving, about an hour. Store remaining in the refrigerator.