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Healthy Snack Balls

These little healthy snack balls are so simple and easy to make, you will wonder why you haven’t been making them for years!

You know the ones you see in cafes and coffee shops or juice bars…and they charge $2 per ball!!!

Well I just can’t pay $2 for one little snack ball.

The other day I made about 60 balls, 4 different kinds, one after the other in batches. It only took about 45 minutes!

 

How to make Healthy Snack Balls

Simply make the first batch of healthy snack balls, throw the mixture in the fridge. Make the next batch, throw it in the fridge. Repeat. Repeat. Then pull the first batch out of the fridge and begin rolling into small balls. Be careful not to leave the unformed dough in the fridge for too long, because the coconut oil will harden and you will have to let it thaw again before making balls.

I find this to be a great method – make a whole bunch at once, instead of just one flavour.

I store them in a container in the fridge and freeze some to pull out later.

You can throw in your favourite ingredients and superfoods to make these awesome little energy balls.

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A food processor is a must in my opinion. A blender is not ideal for these snack balls because you will usually use dates in the recipes.

Start by processing about 15 pitted dates, just to start breaking them up. Then add ¾ cup of quick oats. Then add ¼ to ½ cup of coconut oil, slightly melted. You can also optionally use a bit of real maple syrup to help with binding, but not necessary, especially if you want to keep the sugar content down. Pulse again a few times. Then add the ingredients for different flavours.

If you want to keep the sugar content down, you can make them without dates and use extra coconut oil.

4 Different Types of Snack Balls

Lemon Chia Seed

1 cup oats, ½ cup coconut oil, zest and juice of 1 lemon, ¼ cup chia seeds

Lemon Coconut

10 dates, 1 cup oats, ½ cup coconut oil, zest and juice of 1 lemon, ½ cup unsweetened coconut, 2 tablespoons of ground flax and or hemp hearts

TIP: For extra lemony flavor in any lemon recipe, add one drop of high quality ingestible lemon essential oil.

Extra step: roll the balls in more shredded coconut

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

10 dates, 1 cup oats, ½ cup coconut oil, ½ cup natural peanut butter, handful of peanuts, pinch of sea salt, quality dark chocolate

Peanut Butter and Jam

10 dates, 1 cup oats, ½ cup coconut oil, ½ cup natural peanut butter, handful of peanuts, pinch of sea salt, handful of craisins, tablespoon of chia seeds

TIP: Add more coconut oil as needed so that the mixture begins to have a dough like consistency in the food processor.

Extras: You can add chia seeds, ground flax or hemp hearts to any of these recipes. Just depends on what you like!

Share your ideas for health snack ball recipes or ingredients with me below! And be sure to pin to pinterest to save the recipes!