Chocolate Sunflower Butter Balls

I knew the minute I saw the recipe for these Chocolate Sunflower Butter Balls I had to try them! The recipe sounded absolutely fabulous and looked very easy to make. I’m so glad I whipped up a batch!

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You guys have got to make these. Besides having the heavenly combo of chocolate and nut butter, there are seeds and nuts galore that make these really special!

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To make this recipe, start by getting together all the ingredients.

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Mix together the oats, almonds, flaxseeds, cocoa, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Then in a small microwaveable bowl, melt the sunflower butter for about a minute to get it a little more runny. Then add in the honey, maple syrup and vanilla and stir. Pour sunflower butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

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Then fold in the remaining ingredients (chocolate chips and chocolate covered sunflower seeds), and stir again to combine. Now you have a scrumptious batch of homemade granola, which I like best stored in the fridge.

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If you like, form the granola into little balls and make chocolate sunflower butter bites! The granola batch I made was not overly sticky, so that’s why I kept most of it as granola crumbles!

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Either way this stuff is insanely delicious. I’ve had my granola straight from the fridge, mixed with a little coconut almond milk, and on top of yogurt. Yum!

Here is what you’ll need to whip these up!

Chocolate Sunflower Butter Balls/Granola

Makes about 2 cups of granola

Recipe inspired by How Sweet It Is

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup sliced almonds, chopped

1/4 cup of flax seed

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 and 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

A pinch of cinnamon

A pinch of salt

1/4 cup of sunflower butter

1/8 cup of honey

1/8 cup of maple syrup

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp of chocolate chips, chopped

2 tbsp of chocolate covered sunflower seeds

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Sydney

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