Cranberry-Oat Energy Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ¾ cup dried figs

  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter

  • 3 tablespoons hemp seed (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  • Step 1: Combine oats, cranberries, figs, sunflower seed butter, hemp seed, honey, vanilla and salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, 10 to 20 times, then process for about 1 minute, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the mixture is crumbly but can be pressed to form a cohesive ball.

  • Step 2: With wet hands (to prevent the mixture from sticking to them), squeeze about 1 tablespoon of the mixture tightly between your hands and roll into a ball. Place in a storage container. Repeat with the remaining mixture. To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months. Tip: Hemp seeds are sold either raw (sometimes labeled hemp hearts) or toasted. Both will work in this recipe; the latter will add a bit of crunch.


recipe courtesy of Eating Well