Orb Me Up Scotty

Orbs are kind of like energy balls.  They’re a great snack and treat to make for Halloween.  I will be shoving a few of these in my mouth tomorrow night instead of chocolate bars and candy.  The following recipe was inspired from the cookbook “How It All Vegan” and has been cleansed for all community cleansers.  Note to Roxanne and any other sugar mongers – eat a few at a time, not the entire plate in one sitting. 

They taste better than they look – delicious!  Yesterday evening, I tried these out on six friends (men and woman), most of them not YET participating in The Community Cleanse (you can join anytime) and they all gave me the thumbs up.

“Chocolate” Nut Orbs 

  • 1 cup nut butter (e.g., almond, organic peanut, sesame, cashew)
  • ¼ cup agave
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • ½ cup carob powder to make them “chocolate”
  • ½ cup water

This recipe normally calls for 1/3 to ½ of real maple syrup (or agave). 

  1. Blend the nut butter and the agave in a big bowl.  Add the oat bran, wheat germ, sesame seeds, unsweetened coconut, carob powder and half the water.  Blend.  We want the mixture to become a stiff dough-like consistency.  Add the rest of water as needed to create this.  You may even need a little more water.  You can use a food processor.  I just use my hands.  I find this to be the easiest way to get the “dough” all blended together.  Roll the mixture into about 18 individual orbs and chill.  Makes about 18 Orbs.

Sources:  Barnard, Tanya and Kramer, Sarah. How It All Vegan – Irresistable Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lela Adelman on October 30, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    They were fabulous!

  2. Posted by Julie on October 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    These sound and look really good. We will make these this weekend. But, my husband will want to eat the whole tray!

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