CF, DF, EF, GF, GRF, MF, NUTF, SALF, SOY, YF
*SUF option noted in Cat's Comments
Grind sunflower seeds to a powder in a food processor (OR grind in a high speed blender like the Vitamix OR a coffee mill, then add to food processor). Add in rest of ingredients to the food processor. Turn on machine and pour a bit of non-dairy milk in the feed chute to get a thick, but smooth paste. Take a bit of dough and roll in the palm of your hand to make mini bliss balls. You can roll into cocoa/carob powder, if you like.
To Use This Recipe as a Nut-free "It's not Nutella" Chocolate Spread:
--> Increase the amount of non-dairy milk to form a smooth, thick liquid. Store in a glass container in the fridge and spread on cookies, bread, toast, etc.
If you'd like to have a bit of texture to the cookies, then grind the seeds in the food processor to small bits using the pulse button.
If you'd prefer to have a less sweet confection (or spread), use 2 TBsp honey/maple syrup. You can also use honey that has royal jelly in it or that is just pure honey. Alternatively, for a sugar-free option, swap out the honey/maple syrup with a liquid stevia and add to your sweet liking taste.
For a sweeter version, soak the sunflower seeds in a big bowl with 5x the amount of water to cover for 4 hours. Stick your hand in the bowl and rub the seeds between your fingers to remove the skins. The skins will float to the top of the water and you can scoop them out with a sieve. Drain and rinse the seeds, then use in the recipe.
Note that if you like the taste of this spread, you might want to double the recipe ;)
Also note that while this recipe doesn't contain nuts, it is by no means FF!
Final alternative: you can replace the sunflower seeds with an equal amount of nuts of your choice (hazelnut and almond come to mind).
As always, Enjoy :)
CF= Corn Free DF= Dairy Free EF= Egg Free FF= Fat Free GF= Gluten Free GRF= Grain Free MF= Meat Free NUTF= Nut Free SALF= Salt Free SOYF= Soy Free SUF= Sugar Free YF= Yeast Free
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