We make variations of these energy balls all the time, Fynn often picks out and plays with different ingredients. This makes our kitchen activities fun and enjoyable for both of us. Today’s energy balls included Maca, cocoa, dried coconut, hazelnuts, soaked goji berries and dates. We used honey dates instead of medjool for this recipe so soaking them for a few minutes in hot water we were able to better use them in this recipe. I added a bit of the water too because Fynn could not wait to get processing.
Glazed Balls: in your food processor combine 1/4 cup pecans 1/4 cup almonds 2 tbsp. Each of chia, hemp, sunflower, pumpkin, and cocoa nibs, 1 cup of dried fruit and for the drizzle mix 2 tbsp. coconut oil with 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
Raw Brownies: in your food processor combine 1 ½ cup of pecans or walnuts, 20 dates, 3 tbsp. raw cacao and 2 tbsp of maple syrup.
Energy Bites: in your food processor combine 1 and 1/3 cup of almonds, 20 dates, 4 tbsp. raw cacao, 2 tbsp. nut butter, 2 tbsp. coconut oil and 2 tbsp. chia seeds.
Coconut Bites: in your food processor combine 2 bananas, 2 tbsp. coconut oil, 1 tbsp. Chia seeds, 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut, 1 tsp. baking powder, himalayan sea salt and 1/2 cup dates. Make into balls and eat raw or bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 cup almonds, 1/3 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup dates, vanilla and Himalayan sea salt for garnish.
- Medjool dates are the idea date because they are so big and like a caramel treat, they are also the most expensive so if you are just starting out and you get a honey date that are a bit more dry I pour a bit of boiled water over them before creating these recipes.
- I always pre soak my nuts the night before, you can also do this in bulk and freeze them, this goes for the energy balls as well.
- Add in superfoods whenever you can, kids love these bite sized balls and with all the flavors like cocoa, dates and nuts you can easily get away with adding hemp, chia seeds and powders like maca and spirulina.