- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seed
- 2 tablespoon flaxmeal
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup sugar free chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips >85% cocoa or cocoa nibs
- 1/2 cup peanut butter , smooth, unsalted
- 1/4 cup sugar free maple flavored syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
- 1/4 cup sugar free chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil
- In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients, stir to combine, set aside. Note: you can add the chocolate chips now and they will melt in the next step giving a chocolate peanut butter flavor to the ball or you can choose to add the chocolate chips after step 3 to keep the crunchy chocolate chips bites in the balls.
- In a small bowl, add the liquid ingredients: peanut butter and sugar free liquid sweetener, microwave 45 seconds. This step will soften the peanut butter making it easier to combine with the dry ingredients. Don’t over warm.
- Pour the liquid ingredients onto the dry ingredients, combine using a spatula until it forms a sticky batter that you can easily shape into granola balls. If you didn’t add the chocolate chips in step 1, stir in now.
- Slightly grease your hands with coconut oil, grab some dough and roll the granola balls. I recommend ‘golf ball’ size to make 12 granola balls in total with this batter.
- Roll the prepare granola ball in extra sliced almonds if you like and place to add some crunch on the sides. Place the granola ball on a plate that you have covered with parchment paper – this avoid the ball to stick to the plate.
- Repeat the rolling process until you form 12 granola balls.
- Place the plate in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up the granola balls. Meanwhile melt the extra chocolate chips with coconut oil.
- Remove the plate from the freezer, drizzle some melted chocolate on top of each granola balls. Place the plate in the freezer again for 5 to set the chocolate drizzle.
- Store up to 3 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container or up to 10 days in the pantry in a cookie jar.
Sugar-free sweetener: I recommend sugar free monk fruit syrup, you can purchase some here and get 20% off using the code ‘sweetashoney’ at the check out.
Clean eating sweetener: other healthy sweetener we recommend are brown rice syrup for low fructose option or maple syrup. Both are vegan options.
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