Saturday, October 19, 2013

My Sticky, Hairy Balls

Mmmm.... Hairy....

Closeup of my balls
Man, I love my hairy balls!
I got the recipie... I mean recepie...reci..... My friend Anna from Walden Effect had a post on how to make them. Not a very precise recie..%$##$!. Not very precise directions, but it is not a very precise kind of dessert.

You need:

  • nuts (any kind) 1/2 cup (I used a bag of mixed nuts)
  • three kinds of dried fruit (any kind) 1/2 cup each (I used dried bananas, prunes, and mango)
  • 1 fresh lemon or other citrus (I used sudachi)
  • some shredded coconut about 1/2 cup

First, I put my nuts into the food processor and pulsed it a few times to chop them up quite fine. Then I dropped my banana into the mix. Add the other dried fruit and chop it up fine. Then add some lemon juice (in my case Sudachi) and mix it up so it is sticky. Then just roll them between your palms until they are round, and (this is the only part that was my own idea) drop them in a bowl of shredded dried coconuts. Presto! My sticky balls were now hairy and not so sticky.

Hold my balls in the palm of your hand and feel their dense heft. Just don't squeeze them too hard or they will lose their shape and make your hands sticky.

And delicious! People just can't keep my balls out of their mouths! The salt from my nuts and the sweet from the fruit makes a delicious balance that is just right! But if you really want to make it even better, try dipping my balls in honey before you pop them in your mouth.

I can't wait to serve them at a party. I'm sure they will be a big hit. I can just imagine all the people tweeting about it from their iPhones. "Eric's Hairy Balls are so delicious!"


  1. You made me laugh! :-) More seriously, I like your idea of dipping them in dried coconut to cut down on the mess factor. Smart!

    1. It was just a happy coincidence. But it really did cut down on the sticky factor.