#10 – Energy Balls

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

ImageA healthy no-bake snack to avoid turning on the oven this summer!

1 cup nut butter of choice
1 cup date syrup
3 cups quick oats
1/4 cup chia or flax seeds
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs
1 cup dates, diced

Combine the nut butter and date syrup in a large mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Gradually add the oats and chia seed or flax seed. Add the cacao nibs or chocolate chips and the dates, and mix gently to combine.

Use your hands to roll the mixture into 1-in. balls. Place the balls in paper mini-muffin cups. At this point, you can eat them, but they’ll be less sticky after a night in the refrigerator. Layer the balls in an airtight container, using wax paper to separate the layers, and refrigerate for 7 to 10 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

(adapted from a recipe in The Washington Post, September 20, 2012)


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