Almond Butter Health Balls


1 cup creamy raw almond butter

Scant 1/3 cup honey

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/3 cup (packed) pitted Medjool dates, chopped (about 5 dates)

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/3 - 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds, for rolling


In a large bowl, mix the almond butter, honey, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt to combine. Stir in the shredded coconut, dates, and sunflower seeds.

Form the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, handling them as little as possible to avoid melting the almond butter too much. Roll the balls in the sesame seeds to coat. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (The balls taste best after they have had a chance to firm up in the refrigerator for several hours.)

Makes 20-25 rich and gooey balls