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Tips for Tuesday

Being newly gluten free (and feeling marvelous!), it can be a bit of a challenge sometimes to find things that are okay for me to eat, especially when I'm not at home.  The first week of Bible study, my friend Shelley R. brought these Powerball Cookies.  Yay!  Something I could have, and yummy too!

I asked Shelley for the recipe and made a batch to bring to Bible study last week - and they were so good everyone ate them up!  I just made more yesterday so I could have some at home.  So for all you who asked, here's the recipe:

Powerball Cookies

1 cup peanut butter                                        1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup honey                                                   1 cup chocolate chips
3 cups old fashioned oats                                1 cup fruits/nuts combo

Mix together peanut butter and honey; stir in flaxseed and then gradually add the oats.  Stir in chocolate chips (I used 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips) and fruit/nuts combo (I used 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup chopped Craisins.)

Form into Ping-Pong sized balls.  (I used gloves for this so it wouldn't stick to my hands.)  If I'm taking them somewhere, I place each ball into a mini cupcake paper; otherwise I just place the balls in an airtight container. 

Refrigerating the Powerballs overnight keeps them from being sticky.  These also freeze well.  Makes about 3 dozen, depending on the size of the balls.


5 Responses so far.

  1. Faith says:

    these look good!! how did you find out you had to go on a gluten free diet?? just curious because i have a friend who WANTS to go gluten free because she thinks it's better?? i don't know much about it at all....

  2. In my opinion your friend is right - it is better. From what I understand, the wheat we have today has been genetically altered to the point that your body doesn't recognize it and therefore doesn't know what to do with it. Someone who had health issues similar to mine had great results going gluten free so I decided to give it a try. Within a couple days I knew I was never going back!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the recipe!! My husband is GF and this will be a nice treat for him.

  4. I've made these a few times and my son and I love them. Problem is I want to pop them in my mouth all day long.

    Butterscotch chips taste really yummy in them too.


  5. I've had the hardest time finding ground flaxseed (just at my grocery store), but I would LOVE to try these! Thanks for linking it up to Miss Flibbertigibbet's!

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