The weather has gotten so nice this week! Yay! Meaning I have been out in my yard with the boys, trying so hard to get more of the “project” done. What started all of this work was the new play set for Walker and Alistaire. The set is built, we are finishing up the ground and framing it, before we do the mulch. It is great for a workout, digging, hauling and sorting out what feels like 10,000 rocks. The nice thing? Eventually we will have nearly no lawn left on our bottom level. Woo-hoo!
The raised beds I mentioned on Monday and their progress:
Walker taking a break, on his love seat. Or rather, a large pile of mulch….
Walker and Alistaire “helping” me with my wheelbarrows of dirt. Yeah…helping. I wish 😉 They have so much fun though!
These are interesting treats…in that you get the thrill of cold raw cookie dough without the shame of porking out on a bowl of butter 😉
And you get to “hide” the powerhouses of both oats and prunes – without any one knowing. OK, they will probably know. But hey…works for me!
“Cookie Dough” Balls
- ½ cup almonds, finely ground
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup cooked plain oatmeal
- 3 Tbsp raw agave nectar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Pinch fine sea salt
- ¼ cup natural prunes, chopped
To grind the almonds, either run through a mini food chopper or food processor, then transfer to a shallow bowl, set aside.
Add cashews, oatmeal, agave nectar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a food processor. Run on high until mostly mixed. Add in prunes, pulse until prunes are mixed in.
Scrape into a small mixing bowl, cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
Using a , make balls and drop into the ground almonds, gently rolling to coat. Place balls in a storage container and freeze for a couple of hours to set up (they will not get hard).
Store covered in the freezer.
Makes about 15 balls.