Sunflower Seed Butter Chocolate Chip Bites

January 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

This recipe was inspired by a recipe I came across on Oh She Glows.  The description was so enticing.  These bits sold me, “5 minutes”, “no bake”, and “5 minutes”.  But the almond butter and the brown rice syrup in the original recipe do not live in my house.  So I adapted.

ALL the ingredients

Sunflower Seed Butter Chocolate Chip Bites

Makes 10 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rice crisp cereal (I used “Enjoy Life” brand which is denser than typical puffed rice like Rice Krispies)
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (coarsely chopped)

Directions: Line a tray with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the sunflower seed butter, agave nectar, and vanilla. Microwave on high for 35-45 seconds. Stir well and immediately add in the rice crisp cereal and chopped chocolate. Stir very well until fully mixed.

With wet hands, shape the mixture into 1″ diameter balls. Make sure your hands stay wet between each ball so the mixture doesn’t stick. Place each ball on the parchment paper and freeze for 10 minutes. Transfer to a sealed container and enjoy them right from the freezer.

Nutritional info: 93 kcals, 4 grams fat, 12 grams carbs, 5 grams sugar, 2 grams protein

I enjoyed this as a quick snack before my morning long run!

Lil D enjoyed these as an evening snack.  He said, “mmm, good mom!  Thanks for making these”.

I laughed cause it almost sounded sarcastic, it was so sincere.

Lil C took one bite and said “mmm, yummy”.

Then he took a second bite and said, “and a little yucky”.

I don’t think he loves the taste of sunflower seed butter.  He didn’t take a third bite.

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