Dodgy Balls

Yep – I made dodgy balls last night.

Since it’s been cold I seem to want to shove everything in sight in my face. I am hungry ALL the time.

So, I thought I would make lots of healthy snacks!

For instance date and apricot bliss balls.

I made them, but there were all these spiky pieces in them and I couldn’t work out if that was normal or not.

The recipe called for 100g of sunflower seeds and after blending them that’s what was making the mixture so spiky.

Confused, I offered one to my flatmate, Scott. He looked at me weird and then said ‘why did you put the sunflower shells in the mixture?’

Totally confused I asked him what he meant and he explained that sunflower seeds actually sit inside a shell and that I had put the shell in too. At that moment I burst out laughing.

You see, I don’t have much experience with sunflower seeds. I found a packet in the supermarket and in my head that was that. I didn’t realise they had shells! Why do they even sell them in the shells anyway? No wonder I was confused.

I couldn’t stop laughing. My attempt at making good, raw, healthy food was not going so well. So I threw them in the bin, opened a block of chocolate and ate that instead!


7 thoughts on “Dodgy Balls”

  1. sunflower seeds don’t usually have their husk on them, where did you buy them? the only place I could imagine you would find unhulled seeds would be in the pet section, haha… but that’s in NZ supermarkets. Canada is a whole other ball game! oh but good attempt on the bliss balls! don’t give up! 🙂

      • crazy Canucks. Sounds like something more suited to a bird… hehe you’d have to have a spit bowl for seed husks and they’d be all in your teeth and ew. it just seems messy! I think I’ll stick to pistachios 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness… before I read the whole post, the picture couldn’t help but catch my eye, and I for a while there I thought they were made of nsects or something awful! (Don’t ask my why that would even cross my mind as a possibility!) Are you going to try making them again? haha


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