No Cook Recipes · Trail Cooking · Vegetarian

New Recipe: Sunflower Honey Balls

Easy to make, raw friendly and both kids and adults will love them. If you don’t like Medjool dates (and I’ll note that until I tried Medjools I hated dates, they are so different!), feel free to use organic raisins or prunes instead (D’Noir™ are great).

Raw Sunflower Honey Balls


  • 1 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 5 large) (Costco, produce section)
  • ½ cup raw almonds (Costco, baking aisle)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey, preferably locally sourced
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt


Add the sunflower seeds and dates to a food processor, run on high until small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients, process on high until a ball forms. Line a small baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and make 1 Tablespoon balls, rolling in your hands to smooth. A 1 Tablespoon Disher works nicely. Chill in the refrigerator, then transfer to an airtight container.

To carry tuck into a snack bag or light hard sided container.

Makes about 20 balls.

Do not serve to children under 1 due to containing honey.