Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
I don't remember where I got this from. I was so happy to find an easy-to-prepare vegan snack though. I love these things, let me know what you think
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup maple syrup (or honey if you use it)
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ (plus extra for rolling them in later)
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
- Mix together all the ingredients.
- Roll into SMALL balls (they are very rich) and then roll the balls in the extra wheat germ.
This is such a versatile recipe and I love that it is full of good ingredients and can be made even more healthful if you want. I use a lot of ground flax seeds in my recipes and substituted 1/4 cup of ground flax for half of the flour. Used non-hydrogenated natural peanut butter, and ground hazelnuts instead of the sunflower seeds because that's what I had on hand. I bought a bag of ground hazelnuts at Trader Joe's a while ago and have been wondering what I was going to do with them. Using walnuts would increase the omega 3's considerably. If you used walnuts AND flax seeds you would have incredibly healthy little omega 3 balls. I rolled some in ground hazelnuts, some in ground flax, and some in wheat germ. All are good and it's just a matter of preference which one you like best. Ground peanuts would also be good since they contain peanut butter. I would like these just a tad sweeter so will adjust accordingly next time. You could make wonderful rum balls with this recipe and get a good dose of healthy stuff along with your booze! Great recipe that will be fun to experiment with. I wonder if you omitted the flour altogether and substituted ground walnuts or flax seeds you could fit a couple of these into South Beach? Wishful thinking?As is I give them 4 stars but with changes to suit our taste more they will be 5 stars. I'm glad I found this recipe.
We liked these, and I don't feel bad letting the kids have more than one because they are healthy! We used agave nectar instead of maple syrup and rolled them in wheat germ and unsweetened finely grated coconut. Thank you for sharing, we will make this again and again.
On taste alone, these were probably only a 4 but due to the ease of changing the serving size, I added an additional star. I only wanted a small snack, so I used 1 TBLS of each item. This was so rich, just that small amount fixed my chocolate craving. I also subbed quick oats for the flour and flax seed for the sunflower seed. I will fix this often when the ugly chocolate craving monster rears its ugly head! Thanks for posting!