Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Chocolate Quinoa Snack Balls

1 cup cooked quinoa
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup oats
1/3 cup dried cherries
¼ cup unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 tsp sea salt

In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, sunflower seeds, oats, dried fruit, and unsweetened coconut, mix well. Then add maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond butter to bowl, mix again until well combined. Add the chocolate chips and sea salt. Mix well again until just combined. Using wet hands, gently roll mixture into golf ball-sized balls. Let chill for 2 hours before eating. Store in fridge. Makes about 10-12 balls.

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