These no-bake sunbutter balls are a quick and easy way to boost your energy and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Finding a decadent (and healthy) snack, that also combats mid-day lethargy, is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Thankfully, you no longer have to search that hard!
These raw, nutrient-dense sunbutter balls have the sweetness and the sustenance to get you over that afternoon slump, easy and effortlessly.
Medjool dates (which help bind these bites) are loaded with fiber, potassium and vitamin B6 and they give this snack their naturally rich, sweet flavor; while the sunflower seed butter and cashew meal provide ample amounts of protein for increased energy.
These sunbutter balls are super simple to make (no baking required), easy to transport (just pop em’ in a mini mason jar and stash them in your purse) and great to snack on (all day long)!
Raw Sunbutter Balls
1 cup of dates, pitted and chopped
3 tbsp of cashew meal (you can also use almond meal or ground oats)
2 tbsp of sunflower seed butter (you can use any nut or seed butter)
3 tbsp of shredded coconut
½ tsp of vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt and cinnamon to taste
Sesame, hemp or chia seeds
Finely chopped nuts
- Soak the pitted, chopped dates for 15 minutes.
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, blend the dates into a paste.
- Add the cashew meal and pulse until combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Using your hands, roll the “dough” mixture into bite-sized balls.
- Roll the balls in your favorite toppings or enjoy plain.
This recipe makes approximately 20 small sunbutter balls and they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Now, I’d love to hear from you!
Do you have a favorite snack that fights that after-lunch-slump?
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