Healthy Truffle Snack Balls


One of our favorite snacks has always been this versatile no-bake “snack balls” recipe. It is simple enough that my 6-year-old loves to help. I like to keep a dish of these in the refrigerator to grab for quick snacks or adding to a travel bag; even our toddler loves them!

It can be made nut-free, if you prefer, and does not contain any grains or refined sugars. It is a fun combination of textures, with the creamy almond butter, plus the satisfying crunch of the sesame seeds. The coconut keeps them from being too sticky, and less of a messy snack.

Healthy Truffle Snack Balls

1/2 Cup Almond Butter (or SunButter, or other nut butter of your choice)
2 Tbl. Raw Honey
1 Tbl. unsweetened Cocoa Powder
about 1/4 Cup Brown Sesame Seeds
about 1/2 Cup unsweetened, shredded, dried Coconut (divided)
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

In a mixing bowl or food processor, add almond butter, cocoa, sesame seeds, and about half of the coconut. Blend well to combine. If it still seems too runny, add more coconut to thicken.

Add the rest of the coconut to a small bowl.

Scoop out a small amount of the mixture, and roll into a 1 1/2 inch ball. Then, roll it into the small bowl of coconut to coat the outside well. Place the snack ball into a storage/serving dish. Repeat until all the mixture is used.

Refrigerate for at least one hour. (You can eat them immediately, but they will be softer from being warmed during the mixing process.)

Makes about 10 snack balls

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6 comments to Healthy Truffle Snack Balls

  • sarah

    These look so good… I’m going to have to try them. I think my one year old will love them!! And I love how easy they look :)

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    Michele Reply:

    My one-year-old loves them, too! I usually break them up a bit for him, so he doesn’t shove the whole ball in his mouth at once. :)

    Thanks,
    Michele

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  • Mya

    Any reason to use specifically brown sesame? I have white sesame on hand…

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    Michele Reply:

    I only had brown sesame, so that is what I used. You probably could use white. The brown might be a bit crunchier, though, since they still have the hull on.

    Thanks!
    Michele

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  • Sharon

    I can’t eat cocoa (allergy) any recommendations on what to substitute? Or, would they still be dandy by simply eliminating the cocoa? Thanks,Sharon

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    Michele Reply:

    Can you have carob? That might be a fun substitute. If you leave it out, they won’t have the chocolatey truffle taste. :)

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