Recipe alert: Molls balls and baseballs are the two playground essentials

Lets begin with the word OBSESSED – thats how we feel about this recipe! We decided it was time to retire our boring energy bars and upgrade with these gluten free sugar free energy balls. Energy balls give us the satisfying feeling of snacking on mini treats and satisfies those sweet tooth cravings (you know the ones between 12 am – 2 am). These date-based treats are an amazing pre-workout or post-workout snack (we have been known to pop them in mid workout).

Attention moms – kids need energy balls too!! Running, screaming, fighting, and being so darn cute is a lot of work for those tiny bodies. Re-energize them by replacing your kids park snacks (goodbye oreos!) with these mini energy bites, they will be the trendiest kids on the block.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3-1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (insider tip -even better if you could toast the coconut in the oven for a few minutes)
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa nibs (unsweetened)
  • 12 large whole dates (PITTED)
  • 1/3 cup pepita seeds (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 T avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *optional- add in 1/4 of gogi berries if you like fruity+chocolatey+nutty flavor
  • Tip for kids – add in 1 TBSP of organic maple syrup (with this addition our resident 2 year old foodie gobbled down 3 of them)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until sticky
  2. Form into small round balls
  3. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for best results

Enjoy!

To clean living,

Jessica, Rachel, & Ariella

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