Sabrina shared this recipe on her website, CASA & Company, and we were immediately hooked. If you feel like you need a pick me up mid afternoon, these energy balls are perfect. They make a big batch, and can be kept in the fridge for two weeks.
What you will need:
(Makes approx 40, adapted from Better with Cake)
12 pitted, medjool dates (approx 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup of raw cashews
1/3 cup of Raw Almonds
4 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
3 Tablespoons of shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Place almonds and cashews into your food processor/blender and process until they are ground into a fine flour. Don’t turn them to dust though we still have some more processing to do and we want our energy bites to have a little texture to them.
Add dates, vanilla and cinnamon and process until well combined.
Add chia seeds along with 2 tablespoons of your shredded coconut and process until combined. If you find your dough is a little dry add a splash of water and process again.
Use your hands to roll your dough into bites size balls and set aside , about 1 heaping teaspoon per bite.
Place your remanning tablespoon of shredded coconut into a small bowl and gently roll some of your delicious little bites to coat.