littlefoodies earth balls
i came across this recipe from wholefoods market. its kind of like a truffle but filled with good-for-you surprises. littlefoodie enjoyed his balls, heehee. we don't do peanut butter so i substituted half cashew half sunflower butter but any nut butter would be great. also, for the sweetener sub honey, maple syrup, blackstrap mollases, brown rice syrup, agave syrup, etc. for some change.
(camera battery died so pictures will be up tomorrow...its kind of pointless to post this w/out pics, ahh well.)
1 cup nut butter (i used 1/2 cup sunflower butter and 1/2 cup cashew butter)
1/3 cup organic grade b maple syrup
2 tsp unsweetened green and blacks organic cocoa powder
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup dried cranberries, perservative free
1/4 cup organic raisins, perservative free
1/2 cup organic chocolate chips
1/4 cup organic sesame or sunflower seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped organic nuts
Mix the nut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder until well combined. add dried fruit and chocolate chips. refridge for a couple hours.
scoop out and roll into balls. roll balls into sesame seeds, nuts, sunflower seeds, rolled oats, etc. chill 30 min.
Arrange the balls on a plate, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.