Recipes by Santa Barbara resident and natural food chef, Melissa Costello.
This is the first dessert type recipe I am sharing with you here at SB View and I think it’s one you will love. A few reasons why:
1. They are fun to make with your kids, or the kid inside of you
2. They are delicioso and simple to make
3. You won’t even know they are good for you, that’s how good they taste!
My Chocolate Euphoria Nuggets, do just that, bring an overall sense of well-being as they chocolate-y goodness dissolves on your tongue. And you really only need to eat one to experience that serene state of bliss that comes with chocolate perfection..
1 cup raw shelled sunflower seeds
½ cup raw almonds
⅓ cup pitted dates
⅓ cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup
3–5 tablespoons raw cacao powder
Pinch of nutmeg and/or cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a food processor, process the sunflower seeds and almonds into a fine meal. Add the remaining ingredients and process until sticky and blended together. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to harden and then roll into one-inch balls. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 20- 1” balls.
Santa Barbara resident Melissa Costello, founder of Karma Chow is a culinary nutritionist, cookbook author, speaker and wellness coach. She is the creator of the 30-Day Vital Life cleanse. Her latest cookbook, The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook can be found online or in bookstores near you.