Groovin' in the kitchen, dancin' in Missoula.

Oh Balls

My husband and I aren’t speaking right now.

Ok, that’s a lie.  We’re totally speaking and on great terms, but if we weren’t speaking, it would be because he doesn’t like my balls.

That’s a lie too.  He doesn’t like Mama Pea’s balls.  More specifically, Tina’s adaptation of Mama Pea’s balls.

Confused yet?  Don’t worry.  This recipe is the opposite of confusing.

Flour, pumpkin and peanut butter. Incidentally, it’s the pumpkin that makes Nick turn his nose up, and what drew me to the recipe in the first place.

Then some powdered sugar and regular sugar. See why this is so easy?

Oil and vanilla. (No eggs!)

You could add pumpkin pie spice, as the Tina recipe calls for, but for some reason, I liked the combination of these spices better.  (This was the first link I found when I realized I didn’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand.  I made them again using regular pumpkin pie spice, and they were super good, but not as good as the first batch.)

Chocolate chips, of course.

I have been hand mixing more dough in the last month than I have in the last year! Sheesh!  😉

It comes together quite nicely.

Then you scoop out spoonfuls and roll them into balls.

(Give or take on the 18 minutes)

And then you have dough balls!  The only good thing about Nick not liking these, is that it means more for me and the little man.

I’m not going to post the entire recipe because I had nothing to do with it, other than showing you.  And because you should check out Carrots’n’Cake and Peas & Thank You.  Those ladies are fabulous!

Now, who wants to have a ball?

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