I had some dates that were getting dried out and since I didn’t want to throw them out and waste money I decided to do some experimenting in the kitchen for a fun snack!
1/4 cup of rolled oats
1/4 cup of coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/2 tbsp of chia seeds
6 dates (pitted and chopped)
1 tbsp of almond butter
1 tbsp of honey
About 2 tbsps of dark chocolate chips
First in a blender or food processor mix the rolled oats and coconut flakes. Then add the chia seeds and blend.
Next add the chopped up/pitted dates, almond butter and honey. If it isn’t all mixing in the blender/food processor (which happened to me) just transfer to a bowl.
Then stir in chocolate chips.
I then put in the freezer for about an hour which was probably a mistake, should have done the fridge for a little then formed them, because they were hard to form but it all worked out.
Lastly form them into balls. I kept them in the freezer and then transferred to a plastic container in the fridge.
They aren’t as gorgeous as the energy balls I have seen on so many blogs. But I worked with the ingredients I had on hand and they are a yummy and different treat!
Do you have a good energy ball recipe?