Healthy Valentine Treats!

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here are the scruffles and one fruit and nut bar
 (heart shaped of course).
fruit and nut bar recipe will be coming soon.

Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away now, so I thought I would share some valentine treat ideas with you.  Really you don’t have to wait for a special occasion for these lovely bites!

I was calling these Truffles with a Healthy Twist but a new name was in the making……..

The other day I had a friend over and we were enjoying the “truffles” with some tea (my daughter loves these).  We were enjoying them very much and there were 2 left on the plate.  My daughter very sweetly came up to me, batting her long eyelashes and said, “Mama there are 2 scruffles left on the plate.  Who do you think should eat them?”.  So holding in my giggles at her precociousness and fabulous new name for truffles, I told her that she should definitely eat one more of those “Scruffles”. 

So the Scruffle is born! They taste better when you call them “Scruffles!!!”.

Scrumptious Scruffles!

1/2 cup black sesame seeds (or white)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
1/2 cup coconut
Whizzzzzz all of these in the food pro or high speed blender

1/2 cup nut butter (any kind)
1 cup dates soaked in water till soft
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 tsp vanilla
Whizz or blend

Put the two together, add a little water if needed, roll in to balls or press into heart shaped molds.
Roll in coconut or crushed nuts if you like

Store in fridge for up to 3 weeks (ha ha, as though they would still be around!)

here is the pile of ingredients

dry ingredients in my super blender! 

after blending

dry ingredients in the bowl, wet ingredients in the blender

mmmmmmm…..makes you want to like the spoon eh!!

transformation into fudgey goodness!!

roll into balls and pop one in your mouth!!

Ta Da!!!  Scruffles!!!!

Scrumptious Scruffles!

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