Sunflower Butter Treats (grain free,vegan)

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It’s around 3 o’clock and I hear the boys running to the kitchen yelling, “Banana pop momma!” (Recipe to come) I look in the freezer and then I take a quick half full breath. I think ok, the organic bananas won’t be ripe for a few more days and another 4 hours at least to freeze… then I open the cabinet that the boys are now opening and slamming shut, and look around. Then I begin to think, dried peas? No, too long to make, dried fruit? No, where’s the protein? Then I see sunflower butter. And then I remember my sister in law gave me a recipe for no bake peanut butter balls. I thought about it…I could just sub ingredients for what I have on hand. After the quick thought I ask my son, “Do you want to help?” With wide eyes he says, “Of course mommy.” Then I say, “ok, open up the cabinet you’re standing in front of, and on the bottom shelf is a mixing bowl, grab it please. Then get a chair so you can reach the counter top.” While he is on his mission, I put the baby in her high chair with some teething toys. Then I grabbed my other son’s favorite coloring book with some crayons and told him to go to town on the floor of the kitchen. “Ok… we can do this!” I say out loud, I think?

Next, I grab my almond meal, coconut flour, sweetener, sun butter, and a big spoon. “OH yes! This is going to be so blog worthy!” Before I jumped to my camera and tripod we begin to mix all the ingredients together until the batter forms a ball that sticks together. My son starts to mold little characters out of the dough. This all happened within 10 minutes. Viola!

So here we are. No bake chocolate covered sweet and salty sun butter formed into a little bit sized ball! All in a simple treat. Well really, they are good for you. So yes, a treat for your mind, body and the little old spirit!

 Things you’ll need:

Mixing bowl, a spoon to mix ingredients, measuring cup and spoons, airtight container, drying rack or parchment paper, double boiler or a homemade double boiler-sauce pot (a glass bowl to fit over a pot filled with an inch of water). Bowl should not be touching water. Example

Recipe: Sunflower Butter Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sun butter
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (or coco powder if you don’t have any)
  • 2 tbsp honey/agave
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or less
  • 1 chocolate bar melted or 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Joy For Life is a good one)

Instructions

  1. Mix, sun butter, almond meal, coconut flour and honey together in a mixing bowl until it all sticks together and forms a ball of dough.
  2. Place the dough in the fridge in an airtight container for one hour.
  3. Melt chocolate bar over a double boiler or homemade double boiler. Keep the heat on medium to prevent from burning. once melted turn off the heat and take the dough out of the fridge.
  4. form golf ball sized treats with the dough. Coat the treats in melted chocolate and place on a dry rack or parchment lined dish.
  5. place in the fridge for a few minutes to set.
  6. serve
  7. store in an airtight container.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12  Print This Recipe Print This Recipe

This recipe is shared on, Wellness Weekend, Monday Mania, Allergy Free Wednesday,

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14 thoughts on “Sunflower Butter Treats (grain free,vegan)

  1. Another gorgeous recipe. . . that isn’t vegan. Vegans usually sub agave nectar for honey. If you wouldn’t mind including the sub, then I can keep the recipe up on Wellness Weekend. Sorry for any confusion! :)

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