Let's Make Dirt Balls!

Updated: Sep 7


This is a fun and yummy recipe to make with your kiddos! This is a sweet treat that is good for you.


Here's what you need:




















(For nut allergies, you can substitute a sunflower seed butter and roll your dirtballs in sesame seeds.)


  1. Directions: Mix almond butter (or peanut butter) with honey. Stir. Mix in cocoa powder. Stir well. Stir in raisins, coconut, and chocolate chips. Stir until mixed well.

  2. In a food processor chop up almonds. Place chopped nuts in a bowl. Roll the almond butter mixture in balls, then roll-formed balls in the chopped nuts. The nuts will cover the outside of each Dirt Ball. Note: when you are rolling the almond butter mixture, first you'll make a rough ball. It's hard to shape the mixture until you roll it in the crushed almonds. After you add the crushed almonds, it's easier to finish shaping the balls.

  3. Place the Dirt Balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. We actually prefer our balls frozen (and the crowd goes wild) so we put our Dirt Balls in the freezer and snack on them as needed. When people say what I'm about to say about a healthy snack, I always think they are liars who have forgotten what it's like to eat food that actually tastes good. True Story: These are just as good as any cookie or brownie. Our kids prefer Dirt Balls over every bad-for-you dessert


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