These rich Nut-And-Seed Energy Balls are a great late-afternoon pick-me-up, post-workout snack, or delicious breakfast—and the recipe is super simple! These intensely rich, super-seed and nut butter treats are meant to be consumed in small portions—one or two at a time—not scarfed down! Unlike other energy snacks, you need no blender or food processor to make them. Use different nut butters, seeds, and dried fruits to vary it each time you make it.
Nut-and-Seed Energy Balls
Makes about 1 dozen
- ½ cup organic smooth peanut, cashew, or almond butter (make sure it's more firm than runny)
- ⅓ cup hemp, sesame, or chia seeds, or as needed
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
- ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries
- Combine the nut butter, seeds, and syrup in a small bowl. Work together with the tines of a fork. Depending on the texture of the nut butter, you may need to work in more seeds. It should be easy to take a small clump of this mixture and form into a ball.
- Work in the dried fruit of choice. With slightly damp hands, roll small clumps into balls not more than 1 inch in diameter and arrange on a small plate. Eat at once, or refrigerate for an hour or so.
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