Prunes. Often the butt of jokes. They’ve gotten a bad rap over the years, usually synonymous with laxative. There was even a time when the California Prune Board (wait, did you even know there was a California Prune Board?) tried to change their name to the California Dried Plum Board, but now they’re back to their roots and embracing the prune with pride. Honestly, I can’t remember when I last ate a prune was. So, I thought it was kinda hysterical when I went to BiMart and bought prunes for the Prune Ball Recipe! Anyone living in the Pacific Northwest should understand my reference. I figured this was the week to bring out the balls, pretty proud I made it to week 10 without making a ball recipe, it’s just too easy. Oh and by the way, isn’t it funny that we use nuts to make the balls?
But, before we jump into this 4 ingredient recipe, we need to talk about these babies. 10 weeks!! Double digits. 1/4 of the way there! And ironically one the symptoms talked about in the first trimester is constipation and also boy babies are already starting to produce testosterone at 10 weeks, so how fitting that we have a prune ball recipe.
This is the recipe I found and followed.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 9 oz prunes
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- Salt (optional)
In food processor grind cashews until fine.
Add prunes and ginger * process until a large dough ball forms, taste and add salt if needed.
Shape dough into balls, I used a tablespoon for consistency. If too sticky to work with, get your hands slightly wet.
Place shredded coconut** in shallow dish and roll balls around to cover.
*My family was divided if they liked the ginger addition. After I first made them, I thought they needed something else, so I whipped up another batch with ginger. I preferred them this way, but cook’s choice 😉
**I also put the coconut shreds in the food processor to grind up since they weren’t fine enough.
Store in fridge.
Cue up Big Balls by AC/DC, time for a dance party!