Energy BallsSubmitted by: BINEMELLES
IntroductionProvide quick energy whenever you're running out of steam, or after a hard workout when you need a quick fix for your blood sugar. They are NOT low-cal, they are intended as a snack to tend you over when you don't have time to prepare something. Full of fiber and healthy fats they do the trick. Provide quick energy whenever you're running out of steam, or after a hard workout when you need a quick fix for your blood sugar. They are NOT low-cal, they are intended as a snack to tend you over when you don't have time to prepare something. Full of fiber and healthy fats they do the trick.
* Peanuts, dry-roasted, 100 grams/3.5 oz
* Cashew Nuts, dry-roasted, 30 grams/1 oz
* Sunflower Seeds, roasted, 30 grams/1 oz
* Sesame seeds, whole, roasted, 30 grams/1 oz
* Raisins, 50 grams/1.75 oz
* Dates, 100 grams/3.5 oz
Optional: a tbsp of water, orange or lemon juice, coconut flakes, oats or else - see Cooking Instructions.
Remove from food processor and roll small balls, the calorie calculation is for 30 balls.
They may still stick together if you store them, so if you will not serve them right away you may want to roll them in coconut flakes so they don't stick.
This recipe is highly variable. You can replace part of the dates by dried apricots, craisins or prunes, or part of the peanuts by pecans, hazelnuts or almonds. Lemon or orange juice gives them a more fruity touch, if you want a more truffle-like product you could even use whiskey or rum and a spoonful of cocoa powder.
Feel free to experiment with this and tell me about your own amazing creations!
Number of Servings: 30
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BINEMELLES.
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One note....for gluten intolerant folks...the comment about adding oats if sticky will cancel the gluten-free status of this recipe. Oats contain gluten unless the package specifically states that gluten-free (hard to find). - 6/2/09
Reply from BINEMELLES (6/2/09)
thank you, RAWFOODIE! i'll include this note in the recipe since i'm not sure if everyone reads the comments. i didn't think about this since i do not eat gluten-free myself, i only go this recipe from someone who has to eat gluten free, and i made the change with the oats for my version!
I would like to try these (and add some dried mango) but I'm not sure how to store them. Can they be frozen? If you keep them at room temp or in the fridge how long do they last? - 3/21/09
Reply from BINEMELLES (3/22/09)
i think they should last a few weeks. since they're basically dried fruit and nuts they should store forever, like trail mix, they may just start tasting a little stale after a while because of the oils in the nuts. i never tried to freeze them, but i don't see a reason why it shouldn't be possible!