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Flax Snax

I originally came across this recipe on Ellen Sue Spicer’s website back…well, way back! 

It was a hit with my kids and even better because it is so simple to make, I would get my kids involved, even at a very young age, and we would make a batch every weekend.

If we had young friends over, we made a batch with them. And then I shared them with my bookclub and the recipe became a hit there too!

I admit, it is one of those interesting concoctions that is strangely addictive.

I look forward to hearing what you think!

I recommend buying your flax seeds whole and grinding them in a blender yourself. This will ensure that you are using fresh flax. Once ground, the flax will be fresh for about a week.

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 0 minutes

Flax Snax


1/2 cup tahini

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup raw cocoa powder

1/4 cup grass-fed whey protein powder (vanilla flavoured or plain)

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. In a small bowl mix together tahini and ground flax seeds with a spoon.
  2. In another bowl mix together maple syrup, protein powder, and raw cocoa powder with a spoon.
  3. Add tahini/flax mix to other ingredients and stir with a spoon.
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into small balls, roll them in coconut flakes and place them on a plate.
  5. Freeze for about an hour and then enjoy!

Yield: 12 flax snax
Note: Store leftovers in the fridge

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