Magic Poppy Seeds Bites


Poppy Seeds Bites

One of our weekend activities is making healthy bites. The girls adore these moments and they will always drop immediately other activities to come and help me. We always try to make something new, but it has always to be with chocolate.
These bites are inspired by the chocolates we received for Xmas from my native country. Back home, poppy seeds were ones of the most common seeds one could find on the market. I grew up seeing my mother using it quite a lot to garnish breads or as filling in biscuits, but the reason they are used in our diet was revealed only some years ago. They contain substantial amounts of minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron and you can easily find them almost in every store. Knowing how good these seeds are for your health, you would want to eat them more often.
For 30-35 bites

1 cup(125 gr) poppy seeds, ground
1,5 cup(190 gr) sunflower seeds, ground
2 tsp vanilla powder
3 TbSp carob syrup(carob powder)
2-3 TbSp cacao powder
10 dates(soaked in some water for 1-2h)
+50 gr dates water


If you want to use honey in place of dates: 4-5 TbSps honey+ 4-5 TbSps water.

The carob syrop can be replaced by honey or other sweetener+carob powder.

Poppy Seeds Truffles

In a blender mix all the ingredients until you get a homogenous paste. Roll into balls/bites of whatever size you like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Maja says:

    Wow, it’s so simple, even I can make it. I remember my granny had made poppy seeds cake, a strudel type and my sis and dad could eat it until the last bit. I also remember granny had used it ground , but it was kind a wet afterwards. Is that how yours looked like,or had granny soaked it first?
    (I’m on the phone, but your blog seems to have been redesigned? Looking good)

    1. Natalia says:

      No, I didn’t soak the seeds, Maja and indeed, they are very simple to make ).

  2. soapjam says:

    Poppy seed kisses! They look so good! I love poppy seeds but unfortunately not easy to find here. Lucky you to have plenty of these powerhouse seeds. 🙂

    1. Natalia says:

      You are always welcome, Silvia 😉

  3. Geta says:

    Ce bune sunt semintele de mac si pudra de roscove un inlocuitor minunat pentru ciocolata.
    Natalia, ai facut o prajitura sanatoasa, imi place !

  4. Natalia says:

    Ma bucur ca ti place, Geta! Pe cat de simple sunt pe atat de delicioase!

  5. Natalia these sound so delicious! I love finding out that an ingredient I love or that is a household staple has excellent health properties. The other day I noticed a jar of poppy seeds in the back of a cupboard – I know just the perfect way to use them now thanks to you!

  6. genevieve y says:

    These magic poppy seed bites DO sound like magic! I love to sprinkle poppy seeds on my food, but I would love to cook with them more. Your site looks great, Natalia! I love the new look!

  7. Joanna says:

    Wow! They look beautiful! So creative!

  8. Monica says:

    The poppy seed bites look fantastic and I’m sure taste amazing. You always make the food look so yummy! I love poppy seeds and you’ve inspired me to use them again.

  9. Natalia says:

    Hi, can I use all cocoa powder instead of carob? Maybe adding some agave to sub the syrupy part?

    1. Natalia says:

      Of course! I like to add carob when making especially for kids 😉

    2. Natalia says:

      Oops never mind, sorry I just saw the note!

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