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Monday, March 14, 2011

Raw 70's Truffles

Do you remember when you were a kid and you made some sort of raw peanut butter ball thing that was delicious? I do. I think it had some crazy things in it like dry milk powder and carob, but be happy... those are not in this treat!! I got the idea because my best friend Minda made something like this last week with her daughter, and called them Crazy Bird Snacks. I added a bit of chocolate, and things that I had in my kitchen, and am calling them Raw Truffles. :) What you need:

1 c. oats (oops... forgot that for the picture!) 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips (you could leave this out if you want it to be slightly healthier) 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder 6 Tbsp. honey 5 Tbsp. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 Tbsp. flax seeds 3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds 3 dates, pitted


Put the first three ingredients in a large-bowled food processor, in the order listed. Blend. Then add the peanut butter, honey, flax, and vanilla. Mix again. Then add the dates and blend. Add the sunflower seeds last, and just mix it a little bit. This should make a playdough-like consistency. Using a tablespoon, measure out the dough and roll it into a ball. Put them on parchment while rolling. Store in a ziploc bag in the fridge.

For me, this made 27 balls, and according to Sparkpeople, they are about 61 calories each. Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Vegan, gluten free and raw! They sound yummy! I'm gonna have to give these a try :)

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  2. Oh, well there is honey- so not technically vegan. You could use agave instead, but I do love honey! :)

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