Joy Balls

Yield: 3 dozen balls


  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 cup raw almond butter
  • 1 cup raisins or dates
  • 3 TB. raw honey or agave nectar
  • ¼ cup finely grated, unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)


In a food processor fitted with an S blade, grind sunflower seeds for about 2 minutes or until fairly fine. Add tahini, raw almond butter, raisins, and raw honey, and blend for about 2 minutes or until a thick paste forms. Mixture will be relatively dry. Using your hands, roll small amounts of mixture between your palms to form about 36 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in coconut flakes (if using). Place in a container with a tight- fitting lid and refrigerate or freeze for a chilly treat. Serve chilled or frozen. These will last up to 2 weeks.

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