Tart Cherry Coconut Energy Balls

Summary

Total Time: 5 Minutes
Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: N/A
Yield: 12 Balls

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Recipe Notes:

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