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Very tasty way to get the additional flax in my diet! I noticed some people were having trouble getting the balls to hold together. I think the problem might be that the directions on amount of flax used is a little confusing. When I put 1/2 c. of flax seed in my VitaMix I noticed that after I ground it the amount doubled in bulk (ie: the 1/2 c. flax seed was now 1 c.). So, I measured 1/2 c. flax seed AFTER it had been ground. Then I ground my sesame and sunflower seeds as the recipe states. Since my carob was lumpy & hard (must've gotten damp at some point) and my raw coconut was chunky I ended up putting everything back in the VitaMix for one last whirl. I emptied all this into a bowl and added the honey and mixed with a mixing spoon. Everything stuck together nicely. I used a small cookie scoop (like the old fashioned ice cream scoops) and it made 12 balls quick as could be and I nibbled on the little bit that was leftover. No messy hands this way! Thanks so much for helping to get the little extra flax to go down easier!

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Brighid May 06, 2011

Wow! What a wonderful and nutritious treat! I have made these twice now for breakfast and the second time I used molasses rather than the maple syrup. The molasses is not only better for you, it adds some extra moisture which helped the balls stay together a little better. Thank you, Missy Wombat for a winner!

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kpbrady January 24, 2004

Yum Indeed!!! Now I can eat "candy" and be healthy! These delicious balls of powerful nutrition taste like a sinful treat, but are sooooo good for you. They provide large doses of calcium, potassium and Omega 3 and 6 oils to keep our arteries clean and supple. The recommended daily dose of flax is 3-6 tablespoons. Thank you sooooo much MissyWombat for posting this wonderful recipe.

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Geema January 13, 2004

I made two batches of these, one with regular honey for my husband and one with sugar-free "honey" for me (to accommodate my low carb diet). Both turned out fantastic. This is an excellent and easy recipe.

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Ynn72 March 08, 2004

Yum! These were quick and easy to make. I used everything listed plus a total of 5 TB of honey to make this sweeter and to hold together better. Next time I will try this with maple syrup. (So far, I could only find toasted carob powder) My guests liked these too. I was tempted to make a double batch, however the oil in the flax seed becomes less potent if they are not eaten right away. I can see that I will be making these every few days- It is good and tasty way to increase your flax seed oil consumption.

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Monicaeh December 23, 2003

These are totally worth making. I keep them in the freezer as a yummy way to get more Omega-3s in my family's diet, and they never last long. Last time I used maple syrup but this time I subbed brown rice syrup and it worked well. Yes, they taste healthy but I'd much rather snack on these than take daily shots of flax oil.

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mamafabun January 13, 2010

Brilliant. It does stick in your teeth but I don't mind as you keep eating for longer still. I used manuka honey, no sesame seeds or almonds but 3x the sunflower seeds as it was all I had. I did use carob and it was delicious. I'm eating it now - too impatient to put them in the fridge. These are going to be a favourite for a long time. I might try to make ginger flavoured ones as I loooovvvve ginger.

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BarnArch August 13, 2009

theese were yummy! i added a bit of peanut butter

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Miss Genevieve January 02, 2009

I've just gone on a semi-raw foods diet, and am so glad I found this recipe! It's great after dinner as "dessert" when you're not in the mood for fruit. It's also a good way to get flax seed and some tasty seeds into your diet. I ground the seeds along with the coconut in my magic bullet, transfered to a small mixing bowl and mixed with a spoon until it all kinda stuck together. If you are prepared for messy hands, you'll LOVE it!

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Shaister May 28, 2008

I thought these were good, very nutty, but my boyfriend did not care for this at all. I did not have sunflower seeds, so I subbed almonds. I did not add carob powder and used honey. They were really hard to mold and did not seem like they would hold together, but once frozen, they held together well.

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zaar junkie May 18, 2008
Ruth's Flax Seed Balls