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No Bake Blueberry Cocoa Seed Bites

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016

2016 BC blueberry season is set to kick off mid-June, hitting Alberta shelves shortly after that.  The 2015 season saw 77 million pounds of berries harvested and we think 2016 will be a similar result..

Courtesy –  Kristyn Hall BC Blueberry

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (150 g) B.C. blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup (75 g) Shredded unsweetened coconut, plus extra ¾ cup for coating
  • ½ cup (75 g) Pitted dates, chopped
  • ½ cup (30 g) Unsalted raw sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup (25 g) Dried blueberries
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) Sunflower or nut butter
  • ¼ cup (25 g) Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp (25 g) Flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp (25 g) Hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Coconut oil or butter
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp (pinch) Salt

Directions:

  1. In a food processor fitted with the S blade, pulse all the ingredients (scrape down the sides every few pulses) until combined into a crumbly mixture, but not pureed.
  2. Remove blade and refrigerate for 15 minutes if mixture seems too moist.
  3. Moisten fingers with water and form into 1½ ” bite size balls.
  4. Roll in shredded unsweetened coconut to coat.