Chocolate Cherry Chia Truffles
(original recipe from Kathy Smart)
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds (Original recipe calls for walnuts, but I wanted to be able to send them in the kids lunches so used seeds instead)
1/2 cup dates - pitted
1/2 cup dried cherries
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
4 tablespoons whole chia seeds
pinch of cinnamon & sea salt
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut - for coating (optional)
Place all ingredients (except coconut) into your food processor or Vitamix. Blend ingredients until crumbly and sticking together. Use slightly moistened hands and roll into small balls. If using coconut, place some in your hands and press into the balls. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes and then enjoy!
These little bites are chewy, chocolaty and decadent. The kids loved them! And so did I. Thinking I may make a grown-up version for the holidays spiked with a little liqueur. Yum!
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