This recipe is for fig-newton-like energy balls that Eric and I are hooked on! They’re super easy to make and it takes more time to form the little balls than to prep.
If you’re in a rush and need a quick breakfast on-the-go, these would also be a pretty good munch to hold you over on your way out the door.
Hope you enjoy!
Fig & Nut Energy Balls
[This recipe makes about 10 balls… maybe more]
1 cup pitted, dried dates*
1 cup dried figs (remove stems)
2 tablespoon chia seeds*
1/4 cup salted (or unsalted) sunflower seeds*
1 pinch salt (only if using unsalted nuts)
1/4 cup dry roasted or raw cashews (unsalted)*
2 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (+ extra for topping)
2 tablespoons dried tart cherries*
* Optional – these items can be substituted for other nuts or dried fruits that you prefer.
Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and pulse until everything is in small pieces. In a small bowl or plate, scatter some shredded coconut for coating outside of balls to reduce the stickiness. With clean hands, scoop up about 2 tablespoons worth of mixture and squeeze and press into a ball shape (they don’t roll…). Once desired shape and size is acquired, toss gently in bowl of coconut until evenly coated. Continue making balls until you run out of fixins’. Store in airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!