A great addition to any lunchbox! These healthy snack alternatives can be made in advance and stored in a sealed Tupperware container.
Grab one ( or more) of following ingredients from 1.-6. on your taste and availability:
1. dry: dates, mango, figs, apricots, raisins, mulberry
2. almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnut, macadamia, brazil nut, sesame, sunflower seeds, pistachios, flax seeds
3. oats, buckwheat/flakes, quinoa/flakes, amaranth
4. coconut oil/butter, cacao butter, avocado, nut butter
5. vanilla, cacao, carob, cinnamon, cardamom, himalaya salt, lemon/orange zest, fresh black pepper
6. turmeric powder, chlorella powder, acai, goji berries, chia seeds, hempseeds/powder.
– 1 cup dates ( fresh or dry)
– 1 cup ground oats
– 1 cup shredded coconut
– 1 cup walnuts
– 3 tbsp cacaobutter
– 3 tbsp cacao powder
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1/2 tsp himalaya salt
– zest of 1 lemon
+ coating 2.-6.
If you have dry dates, soak them in warm water 30 min. before.
Slowly melt the cacao butter in a bowl over a pot with boiling water. In your food processor, you mix the walnuts, oats and coconut into a flour. Pit the dates and add them to the flour mix, process further and add cacao powder, vanilla and salt. Finish by adding the melted cacao butter and lemon zest.
Form little balls with about 1 tbsp of the mixture in your hands and place them on a baking sheet. Choose one or more ingredients from list 2.-6. and put them in little bowls. Roll your balls into them to coat the outside completely. This way you get many different ones to make them more sweet or crunchy. Enjoy raiding your pantry, rolling the balls & tasting them ( last but not least)!
Recipe Courtesy of Heartybite BlogSpot