Chocolate Cranberry Nut Balls
Teff is the smallest whole grain in the world, indigenous to Ethiopia. It has a nutty flavor, and is high in protein, calcium, iron, and fiber. Toasting it brings out the nuttiness and adds a nice crunch to the recipe. You can find teff in the baking section of the health food store (Bob's Red Mill(R) is the brand I use).
You can adjust the recipe to your liking, replacing either of the nuts with a different variety, changing the dried cranberries to dried cherries, or replacing the peanut butter with almond butter or cashew butter.
If you want to increase the healthiness factor, buy natural chopped dates or shredded coconut with less sugar from the health food store, or look for a higher cocoa-content chocolate chip that has less sugar.
The hardest part about this recipe is the rolling of the bite-size balls, but if you get the whole family involved, it goes a lot faster!
Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.