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Blissful Nut Balls

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Summary

These are a perfect on-the-go healthy snack to keep you satisfied. Your tastebuds will thank you for this protein-packed and fiber-rich treat!

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time20 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients

 ½ cup rolled oats (raw, old-fashioned thick. Not quick cooking)
 ½ cup peanut butter (raw)
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 tbsp water (see chef note)
 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
 ¼ cup raisins
 ¼ cup almonds (toasted, unsalted, coarsely chopped)
 1 tbsp carob powder
 ½ cup coconut (shredded and unsweetened. Can be raw or toasted)
 ½ cup sesame seeds (raw or toasted)
 ½ cup cranberries (fresh, see chef note)
  cup coconut (optional, shreds or flakes for garnish)
 1 mint leaves (fresh for garnish, optional)

Directions

1

Place all ingredients except coconut and sesame seeds in a medium bowl and mix very well with a sturdy wooden spoon (the mixture will be quite stiff).

2

Mix the coconut and sesame seeds in a small bowl.

3

Roll about a rounded teaspoon sized amount of main mixture (from step 1) into a small ball.

4

Roll it in the coconut/sesame mixture, and place it on a serving plate.

5

Continue with the rest of the mixture and serve.

Chef's Notes

Leftovers
If you have extra sesame seeds and coconut, they taste wonderful in breakfast cereal!

Water instruction
Have a little more water handy in case the mixture is too hard to mix

Carob powder substitution
In place of carob powder, you can use 1 Tbsp cocoa powder plus 1 Tbsp maple syrup.

Cranberries as garnish option
Have 1/2 cup of dried or fresh cranberries for garnish.

Recipe by: Marge Wurgel and Loretta Solsbery adapted for Plant-Powered & Thriving (PPT).

Ingredients

 ½ cup rolled oats (raw, old-fashioned thick. Not quick cooking)
 ½ cup peanut butter (raw)
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 tbsp water (see chef note)
 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
 ¼ cup raisins
 ¼ cup almonds (toasted, unsalted, coarsely chopped)
 1 tbsp carob powder
 ½ cup coconut (shredded and unsweetened. Can be raw or toasted)
 ½ cup sesame seeds (raw or toasted)
 ½ cup cranberries (fresh, see chef note)
  cup coconut (optional, shreds or flakes for garnish)
 1 mint leaves (fresh for garnish, optional)

Directions

1

Place all ingredients except coconut and sesame seeds in a medium bowl and mix very well with a sturdy wooden spoon (the mixture will be quite stiff).

2

Mix the coconut and sesame seeds in a small bowl.

3

Roll about a rounded teaspoon sized amount of main mixture (from step 1) into a small ball.

4

Roll it in the coconut/sesame mixture, and place it on a serving plate.

5

Continue with the rest of the mixture and serve.

Blissful Nut Balls