Tart Cherry Coconut Energy Balls
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Prep: 5 Minutes
Yield: 12 Balls
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup dried Montmorency tart cherries
- 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut flakes
- 3/4 cup unsalted cashews (can use raw or roasted)
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Pinch fine sea salt
Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits
Add in coconut flakes, dried tart cherries, cashews, extract and a pinch of salt.
Process until well-combined. This will take 3-5 minutes. Mixture should just start to come together into a large ball, but be careful not to overprices as the oil will start to separate from mixture.
Roll the mixture into 12 tablespoon-sized balls.
Let firm up in refrigerator or freezer before serving. You can always (optionally) drizzle your bites with melted dark chocolateor roll them in additional shredded coconut flakes.
Storage: For best results, lay balls on a cookie sheet and place into the freezer for 2 hours, or in the refrigerator until they firm up. Then, transfer into a gallon-size freezer-safe bag and store in the refrigerator or the freezer!
Recipe courtesy of Lexi Davidson, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen