I just have one more question that I could not find in the memories. I would like to know what can be used instead of shortening. I know there is vegetable shortening but is there a healthier alternative. I have found some desert ball and bar recipes that use shortening. I think it is there maybe to stick things together but I'm not sure, here is a link to one of the recipes: http://cookie.allrecipes.com/az/NutChocoBalls.asp Could I just use something sticky like a banana?