Energy Truffles

Dietitian and author Frances Largeman Roth makes one of her favorite nutrient-rich treats: energy truffles.

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Dietitian and author Frances Largeman Roth makes one of her favorite nutrient-rich treats: energy truffles. This recipes uses sunflower butter, which is a completely nut-free option that can be used instead of peanut or other nut butters. Energy truffles are a wonderful and healthy protein alternative to snacks laden with sugar such as granola or candy bars.

  • ½ cup puffed millet
  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips (or carob chips)
  • ⅓ cup sunflower butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
In a large bowl, toss together the puffed millet, puffed rice, and sesame seeds. Add the chocolate chips. Stir in the sunflower butter and maple syrup. You should have a nice sticky mess at this point! Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place the coconut in a small bowl. Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and form it into 1-inch balls with your hands. Roll the balls in coconut and transfer to a container. You can store the truffles in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer in a zip-top freezer bag for up to 1 month. Makes about 25 truffles

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 25
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 763%
Fat 5gr7%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 8gr6%
Fiber 1gr4%
Sugar 5gr10%
Protein 1gr1%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Carbohydrate
Lower
Carbohydrate
Lower Cholesterol
Lower
Cholesterol
Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium
Lower Sugar
Lower Sugar
Vegan
Vegan
Vegetarian
Vegetarian