I got a started to experiment a little last week when I had an afternoon chocolate craving and I ended up making something yummy and healthy. David loves chocolate so I brought him one after I'd made them and he gave me a grossed out look and said it look like a piece of... you know what. (So kind). Later as he was gazing longingly into the fridge he finally decided to have one, and he loved it! ha! They are super easy and quick to make. no baking.
I have gotten in trouble before for calling a recipe vegan that contains honey. I understand that a lot of vegans don't eat honey, but I do.. So you can substitute it out for a fully vegan recipe.
Recipe makes 8-10 Bite Sized Balls.
1 Cup Toasted Sunflower Seeds
1 Tbs Cocoa
1 Tbs Honey (Can sub Agave, or Maple Syrup)
A splash of Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Oats
Start by blending the Sunflower Seeds in the food processor. You want to blend them until they become the consistency of peanut butter. You may be skeptical because they just get all crumbly at first, but the more you process the more the oils come out. So have a little faith and keep on blending.
Once you have a smooth consistency add the honey, cocoa, and vanilla. Continue to blend until mixed.
In a seperate bowl beat together the sunflower mixture with the oats.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into bite sized balls, and refridgerate. They are best cold.
My sweet kitchen buddy <3