Looking for a small snack to help you out during the day here are a few recipes I found online and on my Costco magazine!
- 1 cup natural, unsalted creamy almond butter
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Clear some space in the freezer for this sheet. Set aside at room temperature.
- In a medium bowl, add almond butter, maple syrup, coconut flour and cacao powder. Whisk as long as you can. When the mixture gets harder to stir, use a rubber spatula to fold until well incorporated. Fold until thickened.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop and drop almond butter balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spaced evenly apart. Here are the small and medium cookie scoops I use.
- Transfer to the freezer to chill for 20-30 minutes, until somewhat firm.* Remove from freezer and roll into balls, or enjoy as is!
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 1-3 weeks. Bites will become drier, but are still tasty in the 3rd week.
Maple Walnut Energy Balls
- 2 cups walnuts, plus 1/4 cup for coating
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 7 dates)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add 2 cups walnuts, oats, dates, maple syrup, vanilla and salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth and the dough forms together into cohesive balls, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Finely dice the remaining 1/4 cup walnuts and add to a plate.
- Form the dough into 16 balls and roll each ball in the diced walnuts to coat. Store the energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for a week, or in the freezer for up to three months.