Sun Butter Oat Bites


Prep Time

30 Minutes

Prep Notes

Sun butter bites can be made with any nut or seed butter. It helps to freeze the bites for at least 15 to 30 minutes to make it easier to apply chocolate unless it is drizzled on instead a full coating. There are so many finishing variations, like rolling in nuts or rolling in coconut, or even a protein powder.

Cooking Time

10 Minutes (chocolate melting)

Yields

12 Bites

Ingredients

5 Medjool Pitted Dates

3-4 Tablespoons oats

1/2 cup Sun butter or nut/seed butter of choice

2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds or nuts/seed of choice

1/2 cup no-sugar-added cacao chips or Lilly's stevia sweetened chips

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions

If dates are not moist and pliable, cover with water and soak for 5-10 minutes.

Place (drained) dates in food processor or high-powered blender.

Add Sun Butter and blend until well combined.

Add 3 tablespoons of the oats and sunflower seeds and blend well.

Check mixture to make it does not stick to your hands. If extremely sticky, add the remaining tablespoon of oats.

Nut and seed butter consistencies vary. More oats may be needed, adding 1 tablespoon at a time.

Roll mixture into 12 bite-size balls and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

Place in freezer to firm up.

Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler or in a microwave-safe bowl.  Once chocolate is melted, either drizzle over Sun butter bites or coat thoroughly.  Place back in the freezer until chocolate hardens.

Notes

These bites are would make a great little low-carb treat to store in the freezer for when you just want a little something.  The Medjool dates are the sweetener instead of adding sugar.

Credit

Inspired and adapted from Brittany's recipe at eatingbirdfood.com

https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/healthier-peanut-butter-balls/