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Superfood Energy Balls - made with nuts, dried fruit, flax, and chia

Superfood Energy Balls

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Loaded with protein boosting nuts, heart healthy flaxseed, chia seeds, and sweetened with dried fruit. These little energy balls are a perfect on-the-go snack!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 7-8)
  • 3/4 cup almonds, preferably raw
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit*, chopped if necessary
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl of a food processor, combine the pitted dates and almonds. Pulse until coarse crumb like consistency.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and process until well combined. The mixture should be sticky and easily stick together between two fingers. If the mixture seems dry, add 1 Tablespoon of water at a time.
  4. Roll a tablespoon of the mixture into approximately 1-inch ball. Transfer to prepared sheet pan and repeat until all of the mixture has been rolled.
  5. Refrigerate for about an hour or until the balls are firm. Store refrigerated in a closed container. Makes 20-23 balls.

Notes

*You can use just about any type of dried fruit. I tested the recipe with dried apricots and dried blueberries. Both were delicious.

Keywords: snack, healthy, on the go