Monday, October 17, 2011
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup oat bran
2 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup tahini (ground sesame seed paste)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Finely chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
Dried unsweetened finely shredded coconut
Coarsely chop the chocolate chips (I use my food processor for this). Add them to a medium bowl (or just leave in food processor, if using one) and add the remaining ingredients to the chips. Mix until all ingredients are completely incorporated.
Scoop the mixture by teaspoonfuls and roll into walnut-sized balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Roll the balls and evenly coat with either nuts or coconut.
Place coated balls in a single layer, in a sealed container. Refrigerate until no longer soft, approx. 2+ hours.
Tip: These taste best when eaten cold, as they get too soft if they are at room temp. for too long.
Makes approx. 40 balls