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Culinary Corner – Energy Snack Balls

January 4, 2019 What’s for Dinner?

Thank you to Dana Schiefer, Parkland’s Director of Culinary Services for this quick and delicious no-bake pick-me-up, the perfect nutritious and easy to make snack.


½ cup flax seeds

½ cup pecan pieces

½ cup plain almonds

½ cup uncooked oatmeal

1 cup unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons of coconut oil (peanut butter or almond butter can also be used)

2 cups of pitted dates

¼ teaspoon salt


In a food processor, pulse flax, pecans, almonds and oatmeal until a crumbly paste forms. Add coconut, dates, oil/butter and salt. Pulse until a sticky batter forms. You may need to add a tablespoon of water depending on the moisture level of the dates. Roll into 24 balls of 1.5 ounces each. You can store these balls in the fridge for 7 days or freeze them for up to 6 months.