Walnut Energy Balls

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups walnuts, or other nut/seed of choice

  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted or substitute raisins

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • *Change up the flavor by adding pumpkin pie spice, powdered ginger or cacao powder to your liking!

 

Directions: 

  1. In a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the walnuts and coconut until crumbly. Add in the dates, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt and process again until a sticky, uniform batter is formed.

  2. Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoons, then roll between your hands to form balls. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place in the freezer to set for at least an hour before serving. Store the balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for an even longer shelf life. (I prefer them frozen, myself!).

  3. For a gourmet-looking truffle, you could also roll them in shredded coconut or cocoa powder before chilling!

  4. Makes 24 balls.