Salted Caramel Kabocha Balls 1

Salted Caramel Kabocha Balls

Serves: 5

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Happy Saturday! I hope you had a great week! I know you are all shocked to see me share a recipe on a Saturday! But, it’s the 21st of the month and you know what that means…….It’s Recipe Redux Day! 🙂

 For those of you who aren’t familiar with Recipe Redux it is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians. The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. It was founded by 3 amazing dietitians with a belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. And let me tell you, I totally agree! The amazing bloggers who participate in this have come up with so many delicious, yet healthy recipes! If you haven’t been to the Recipe ReDux site yet, definitely pop over and check it out! Plus you can check out the other recipes from this month below!
 
Our challenge this month was to come up with a ‘no bake’ dessert. This challenge had my name written all over it! No bake usually means quick….at least in my book! With time being of the essence lately this challenge was perfect! I knew right away that I wanted to do a spin off of this recipe. Squash is coming into full swing with the colder months approaching and kabocha is everywhere to be seen lately! I couldn’t resist not making these! I hope you enjoy them AND all the other amazing recipes below! Have a great Saturday!
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Fit Ingredients
  • 1/2 c (100g) cooked kabocha squash
  • 2 tbs + 1 tsp (17g) coconut flour
  • 1 tbs Sugar Free Salted Caramel Syrup (or can sub caramel extract, salt and a bit of liquid sweetener) *I found this at HomeGoods
  • granulated sweetener to roll in, optional

Directions

1. Mix together your kabocha, coconut flour and syrup. (it will form a dough)

2. Form dough into desired size balls.

3. Roll in granulated sweetener, if desired.

4. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to eat!

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These are AMAZING!! You all know my love of salty and sweet……these were perfection! I may or may not have eaten all of them myself 😉 They are quick and great to put in a ziplock and take on the go too! Plus, who can complain about serving up veggies in a dessert?

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Samantha Sept 15 2013

And then proceeded to make a second batch in which Samantha ate them too!

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 5 balls)

Calories: 21.6, Protein: 0.9g, Carbs: 3.5g, Fat: 0.5g (0.5g Saturated), Sodium: 26mg, Fiber: 1.2g, Sugar: 0.3g, Net Carbs: 2.3g)

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*How do you sneak in veggies?

*What is your favorite ‘no bake’ dessert?

*Who do you have taste test your recipes?

 

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18 Comments
  • I just pinned this to try! Kabocha is my biggest addiction... wonder if I would be lucky enough to find that syrup at my Home Goods? I love that place. Happy Saturday!
    September 21, 2013
  • I love it Sarah! Yumm. I have still yet to be able to find kabocha squash, but I see it used by everyone else! I love my squashed though so I'm sure I would love this simple one :)
    September 21, 2013
  • Ok, I found your website via Megan at Lyons' Share Wellness and every time I visit, I just end up drooling. These look/sound super yummy!
    September 21, 2013
  • oh yes!!! we look forward in having kobocha again, hopefully our bodies like it this time around
    September 21, 2013
  • GREAT RECIPE!!!! Course I have never had Kabocha & don't know how to cook it but they look great! I shred on my FB page since I know so many love it!
    September 21, 2013
  • I haven't heard of Recipe ReDux before, but that's a pretty cool concept and these look delicious! No bake=less time=perfect recipe in my book!
    September 22, 2013
  • These look great!! I LOVE kabocha squash & this looks like a fun way to make it & switch it up! Thanks! :)
    September 24, 2013
  • How am I just now seeing this? Fantabulous idea! Can't wait to try! :)
    October 4, 2013

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