Cherry Pie Energy Balls
These cherry pie energy balls are a great snack or dessert option for a picnic, especially for kids since they can just grab one and go. They also keep well and can be enjoyed as a lunchbox or after school snack.
Servings 14 balls
Calories 147 kcal
Place cherries in a bowl with warm water and let soak for 15 minutes.
Drain and place cherries along with dates into the bowl of a food processor fit with a steel blade. Process until the fruit is starting to come together, about 30 seconds.
Add cashews and process again until cashews are broken apart and evenly distributed throughout the mixture, another 30 seconds or so.
With the processor going, add cashew butter. Continue to process until the mixture starts to come together to form a dough. Add in maple syrup if desired.
Pulse in quinoa flakes (or oats) until dough holds its shape when pressed between your fingers.
Taking 2 tablespoons of dough at a time, roll it into a ball between your hands. If using, roll in coconut and set on a plate. Repeat until all balls are formed.
Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
Serving: 1 ball | Calories: 147 kcal | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 12 mg | Potassium: 117 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 470 IU | Calcium: 20 mg | Iron: 1.2 mg