Friday, March 12, 2010

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Mudballs

Does a sweet treat count as "bad for you" when it's full of good stuff like dark chocolate, honey, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, oatmeal and peanut butter?  After tasting these you won't even care ;o)  They are rich, smooth, chocolatey, nutty, soft and crunchy.  Simply perfect.  They remind me of a truffle with nuts.

Last night we had meatloaf, mashed potatoes and carrots for supper.  These were our dessert and they were perfect.  A couple of these with a glass of milk.. heaven.

I saw the recipe for these yummy Mudballs over at New Nostalgia and they looked so quick and easy.  I made these in a flash and adjusted the recipe to what I had on hand and doubled it.


1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup oatmeal (can use either quick cooking or regular)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds

Heat the honey and peanut butter on low until melted.  Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients.  Let cool enough to handle then drop by Tablespoonful onto greased or lined baking sheet.  Place in fridge for 30 min or so.  Store in a cool place (so they don't melt).

Find a printable copy of this recipe here.
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Enjoy!  Sarah
from "The Busy ABC"
Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
1950 Whitman Publishing


  1. They look so tempting, yum! So do we get to subtract some calories because of the oats, wheat germ and sunflower seeds? hehe!

  2. They do look great - I love how healthy they are!

  3. These look really good! I just love your recipes and so do the kids :) Thank you!!
    Have a great Weekend

  4. Thank you for the sweet comments ladies. Yes, I've eaten almost the whole jar myself ;o)

  5. These really do look wonderful. I stopped by just to say hello but stayed far longer than I had intended. I really like your blog and will be back often.

  6. This looks so good, it can't be that bad for you if it has oats in it!

  7. Those looks fabulous! Reminds me of the spider cookies/haystacks I made, just with peanut butter and nuts. Genius!

    The beet chips were very dark and shriveled, I had to put them up to the light to make them look even kind of edible. Glad to know I am not alone leaving low fat foods in the past. Moderation is the key!


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