Chocolate covered granola balls!

A month now,I’m really exhausted!My spirits are kind of low and caffeine became my best pal!Even my favorite music sounds like a bunch of noise in my ears!I feel that my multitasking skills are gone…! Is so difficult to keep your house clean and at the same time,keep an eye on your 13 month old little Tarzan that is so attached to me,that I cannot even go to the bathroom by myself!

I’m so glad she’s so full of energy,but I feel that she sucks all my energy! When she sleeps in the afternoon for an hour and a half, there are so many things that I need to do…blog a recipe,clean my house, take a shower,watch a movie,cook,and relax!I’m pretty much sure that busy moms understand me! Now I know how my mom was trying to do everything and to us ( my brother and I),was so normal seeing her with a mop and a duster all the time,and she was always telling us “You’ll be parents,and especially you Rita,you’ll be a mom and a housewife and you’ll see how hard is it!’ and now I understand why she said these words!

At least one thing that makes me happy is that Anna loves to see   me cooking and she wants to be my little assistant!

Days ago,I found this recipe,so I  bought GF granola with dried fruits and I’ve changed it a little bit and even George found these energy balls delightful and couldn’t stop eating them!

In the original recipe I added:

  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice and the orange zest
  • I substitute the peanut butter with  almond butter.
  • 1/4 pistachios


I topped them with melted white chocolate,some others with semi-sweet chocolate and sea salt on top and the others I roll them in rosewater and then in  shredded coconut. The granola balls were delicious! So elegant and guilt free!  The almond extract made the difference! Anna love them! Of course I gave her with the rosewater and coconut,because we avoid to give her chocolate..!


I put some in a party bag and gave them as a gift treat to my friend…!


I hope you enjoyed them as much as we did! 🙂


7 thoughts on “Chocolate covered granola balls!

    • I wish I could go to the seaside,too! We took a break last week and we spent our weekend to Big Bear Lake in California. It was really relaxing! There were very good treats 🙂 very delicate…!


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