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Energy Truffles

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.

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients
  • ½ cup puffed millet
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips (or carob chips)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • ⅓ cup sunflower butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Instructions
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
Frances Largeman Roth

This video features Frances Largeman Roth.

Duration: 3:29.

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 25
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
76
3% Complete
3%
Fat
5g
7% Complete
7%
Cholesterol
0mg
0% Complete
0%
Sodium
3mg
0% Complete
0%
Carbohydrates
8g
8% Complete
8%
Fiber
1g
4% Complete
4%
Sugar
5g
10% Complete
10%
Protein
1g
1% Complete
1%
*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

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