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Raw Nut Butter Balls

This recipe can be made:

  • Low phenol by substituting other nuts or seeds for the almonds, eliminate the chocolate or substitute carob for cocoa.
  • Low sugar by reducing the amount of honey and/or substituting some xylitol or stevia.  I would probably not make it 100% stevia or xylitol - and remember proportions are different.  My suggestion is 50% honey, 50% other sweetener.
  • SCD by omitting the cocoa/carob and flax seeds
This recipe can be made

1 cup raw almonds (or any nuts)
1 cup nut butter (raw almond butter or cashew butter are my favorites, but tahini or any combo will work)
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (gluten-free)
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
Ground flaxseed (as needed)

In food processor, grind nuts finely.
Add nut butter, vanilla, and honey
Mix thoroughly
Place 1/2 mixture in bowl.  Add cocoa/carob and mix.
Place 1/2 mixture in separate bowl.  Add flaxseeds or ground nuts to dry out texture as needed to match chocolate half.
Press chocolate half into pan - 1/4 inch thick
Press "plain" half on top of chocolate

Chill 1/2 hour or less - and not over 1 hour as it will dry out.
Spoon into bit-size pieces and roll into balls.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Dietary Compliance

  • Corn-free
  • Egg-free
  • Feingold Diet/Low Phenol
  • GFCF (Gluten-free/casein-free)
  • Low/Lower-sugar
  • or cane sugar-free
  • Rice-free
  • SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet)
  • Soy-free
  • Vegetarian

Meal Category

  • Desserts
  • Snacks

Contributed By Julie Matthews, Healthful Living

Adapted from a variety of different recipes

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