Culinary Corner – Energy Snack Balls
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.