I have a very easy recipe for you today, and to make it even easier, I recorded a video showing exactly how to make these delicious snacks!
They come together in no time and require no baking. In fact, I often make these on a morning while the kids are eating breakfast, and they are ready to pack as a snack for school 15 minutes later.
They taste very sweet because of the dates, and I like to add chocolate chips when I’m making them for the kids, for a nice little crunch. If you want no refined sugar in yours, make sure to skip the chocolate chips or buy some choc chips that aren’t sweetened. You can use whatever nuts you have on hand – I often make these with cashews or just almonds on their own – just make sure they are raw and unsalted.
Bonus points if you spot my 5 year olds hand reach in at 4:53min in the video. She was trying to sneak some of the dough while she thought I was distracted, haha!
Energy Snack Bombs
- 200g dates (approx 30 if you are using Deglet Noor like me. If you have Medjool dates, you will need slightly less because they are bigger dates)
- 1 cup almonds
- ¼ cup pecans
- 1 tsp Vanilla essence
- 3 tbsp choc chips
- ¼ tsp salt (I prefer Pink Himalayan salt because it contains a high number of essential minerals)
- If your dates are a little dry, soak them in water for 10-30 minutes first.
- Blend the nuts in a food processor, until they are the texture of coarse sand.
- Add the dates (drain the water if you soaked them) and vanilla, and blend again.
- Add the choc chips and salt (if using) and blend again just to mix the chips into the dough.
- Roll the dough into golf-ball sized balls and lay on a freezer-safe dish. (I just use a baking tray).
- Freeze for at least 15 minutes. Store in a baggie or container in the fridge or freezer.
I like to keep them in the freezer so that by the time the kids eat them at snack time, they are still cold. You can also eat them directly from the freezer – they are firm almost like toffee but not sticky.
Note: If you are following the Whole 30 diet, this is an approved snack as long as you skip the vanilla and choc chips. You could try adding some figs or cranberries in their place. Also, Whole 30 calls for protein too so have some jerky or other protein along with this snack to follow all the rules. 🙂
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