Get the medicine to the people in a way that they’ll enjoy taking it is my motto. These herbal bonbons are simple to make, appetizing, and healthy to boot!

 

7-8 dates

1/3 cup nut or seed butter of choice

1/3 cup oats—powdered in a coffee grinder

1/3 cup ground coconut

3 Tbsp. powdered dried herbs

2 Tbsp. local honey

 

1 lb. melted chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. creamed coconut

1 drop lavender, orange, ginger, or peppermint essential oil (optional, 1 drop only!)

 

Mix all ingredients in the first group in a food processor into a thick paste. Roll into small balls and dip in the melted chocolate, coconut, and essential oil mixture. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and a pinch of Himalayan mineral salt. Each batch makes about 20 bonbons and freezes well up to a month.

 

Ingredient suggestions: Try crushed cacao nibs, raisins or figs. Or use almond flour or flax powder instead of oats. Roll the bonbons in powdered baker’s chocolate and sesame seeds. The point is to make it fun and tasty, herbal and healthy. For the powdered herbs, contemplate these options: Powered-up energy—nettle and bee pollen; cleansing—roasted dandelion root and psyllium husks; stress and anxiety relief—hawthorn, lavender, and rose; cough and cold relief—mullein and ginger root. // (Suzanne Tabert)

 

Feature photo: So good, and good for you. // Suzanne Tabert