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Sunflower Seed Almond Balls

Nov 30, 2011 12:48PM ● By Cathy Zolner

These almond balls are a perfect, health promoting, bite-sized dessert.  Almond butter and sunflower seeds are excellent sources of Vitamin E and magnesium, while sesame seeds provide copper, magnesium and calcium.  Raw, unprocessed honey retains its beneficial enzymes, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, rich vitamins and minerals.

Children enjoy making these gluten free treats and there’s no baking required. Rolling them in sesame seeds provides a nutty taste and a delicate crunch. 


1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw almond butter
1/3 cup raw unprocessed honey


sesame seeds
unsweetened coconut

Grind the sunflower seedsin a food processor until you have a coarse meal.  Put the ground sunflower seeds into a large bowl with the almond butter and honey and mix well.  Scoop out the mixture and roll into bite-sized balls.  (A small teaspoon ice cream scoop works well.)  Roll the balls in unsweetened, shaved coconut or sesame seeds. They may be stored in an airtight container for up to two days or refrigerated if stored for longer.

Cathy Zolner is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor in Arlington. Connect at

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