Homemade energy balls (from Oakley Women/SHAPE event)
Posted Mar 31 2013 6:24pm
As promised, my delicious, yummy energy "ball" recipe. Originally I had made bars but the Oakley Women catering company re-created my bar creation into balls for easier packaging and consuming. Same ingredients, same great taste! Enjoy!
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Trimarni raw energy balls
Ingredients: 1/3 cup each of pecans, almonds, cashews, walnuts (non salted) 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds 1/3 cup (or 10 apricots - dried) 10 dates (pitted, whole) 1/2 tsp ginger (powder) and 1/2 tsp cloves (powder) 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp ground flax seed 1 tsp espresso coffee (finely ground - or any strong coffee) 1 tbsp dried coconut shavings (unsweetened)
25 prunes (whole) 1 cup rice krispies (I used gluten free rice krispies)
1) In ninja food processor I blended pecans, almonds, cashews and walnuts for 10 quick pulses until almost ground (a few little thicker pieces) 2) In large bowl I placed ground nuts and added whole (not blended or ground) pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. 3) In ninja I blended dates, apricots and spices down to coconut until finely ground. I combined in large bowel with other ingredients.
4) In Ninja, I blended 6-7 prunes at a time until mushy and added to bowl. I did this 2-3 times until they were all mushy in bowl to help with sticking of the other ingredients.
5) I added rice krispies to bowl and combined with my hands (sprayed with a little non stick spray) to combine until sticky - this gets very sticky! Be sure hands are clean or wear gloves. 6) on a non stick cookie sheet (sprayed with a little non stick spray), I pressed bar ingredients into tray until I covered 13 x 10 on the tray (Almost the entire tray). 7) I placed in freezer for 30 min and then sliced with a plastic knife.
I made 30 servings (2inch x 2 inch squares) - you can roll into balls if that is easier (plan for 30 balls)
Each square/ball (serving) has the following nutrition facts: 83 calories 5g fat 9g carbs 1.4g fiber 4.5g sugar 2g protein