This recipe was inspired by www.thekitchn.com
If you have someone with whom you'd like to experience some, ahem, romance, then whip up a batch of these snowballs and serve them with a little tenderness and affection. A drop of pure ylang ylang essential oil adds to the magic of this delectable dessert, infusing each bite with an alluring fragrance that's sure to tantalize your taste buds.
(Makes 12 balls)
1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, divided 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil 3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 drop doTerra ylang ylang essential oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Place 1 cup of shredded coconut in a food processor along with the coconut oil. Process on high speed, scraping down the sides periodically until it reaches a coarse, paste-like consistency.
Add the maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ylang ylang oil, and salt and process until well combined.
Add 1/2 cup of shredded coconut and pulse until just combined.
Shape the mixture into 12 (1-inch) balls and coat with the remaining shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Bring to room temperature before eating.
*NOTE: Not all essential oils are created equal. I only use doTerra because their oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, which is suitable for internal, external, and aromatherapeutic consumption.
*NOTE: All doTerra Essential Oils are extremely potent. I’d recommend 1 drop per dish. Otherwise, just know that you will have a VERY strong-tasting snack!
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Cinnamon: Cinnamon has long been used as a medicine. It’s a good source of manganese and calcium. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to lessen unwanted blood clotting. It also has strong anti-microbial properties and help control blood sugar. The list of the powerful spice’s benefits continue, so see here for more health benefits and nutritional information.
Coconut: Coconut is highly nutritious, rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Both modern and traditional medicine have recognized coconut as having antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Meanwhile coconut provides a nutritional source of quick energy, and can be used to enhance endurance and physical performance. Coconut is also soothing to the digestive tract, and aids in absorption of other nutrients within the body. See here for more health benefits and nutritional information.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc, both of which are important to promote a healthy immune system. Studies have shown that maple syrup can also be useful for muscle recovery and immune system support. See here for more health benefits and nutritional info.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: This exotic oil is an aphrodisiac, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, and sedative. It can help lower high blood pressure, balance equilibrium, and boost one's libido. Ylang ylang is calming and relaxing, and is supportive of a healthy heart. See here to learn more about doTerra essential oils.