Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Balls of Energy

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a healthy and energy-packed snack.

No baking and kid-friendly!

They don't melt or spoil and are great for fueling up before exercising. And they taste much better than the energy gels or shots you get at the store. 

Chop and mix in the food processor 12 pitted dates until it makes a sticky paste.

Finely chop 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup dried apricots.

Add them to the date paste and mix some more.

Coarsely chop 1/4 cup of walnuts and 1/8 cup raw sesame seeds and incorporate them to the mixture.

Roll them into little balls and gently roll them in shredded coconut. If the balls are a little dry you can add some honey to the coconut.

Make sure to make small balls, these things are rich! My batch made about two dozen.

You can add others dried fruit, nuts, or seeds to taste (i.e. raisins, flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, mini choc chips, peanuts, etc).

Store in a cool, dry place.

Thanks for the idea Mariana!

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