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