Walnut and Fruit Energy Bites

Walnut and Fruit Energy Bites

Walnut Fruit Energy Bites

Total Time20 MinsServes14Serving Size1 ballMealBreakfastSnackCourseSnack

DESCRIPTION

This snack is loaded with crunchy walnuts, dates and dried cranberries, making them a perfect before workout snack. The cereal adds a nice crispy texture to these healthy treats.

Calories110 calTotal Fat6 gSaturated Fat1.5 gPolyunsaturated Fat3.42 gMonounsaturated Fat0.7 gCholesterol0 mgSodium5 mgCarbohydrates15 gDietary Fiber2 gTotal Sugars12 gProtein<1 gVitamin D0 mcgCalcium10 mgIron1 mgPotassium100 mg

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup California walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, plus additional for coating if desired
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown or traditional crispy rice cereal

PREPARATION

  1. Place walnuts, dates, cranberries, coconut and flax seeds in a food processor. Process until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add honey and vanilla and pulse until ingredients are fairly finely chopped.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl and add cereal. Mix with your hands until it’s fully incorporated.
  4. Roll into 14 equal balls, pressing firmly when shaping. Roll all or half in additional coconut, if desired.