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Puffed quinoa date energy balls

Recipe for Puffed quinoa date energy balls, packed with all the good stuff! Great healthy snack. | sugarsalted.com

Sweet but healthy treats!

Ingredients

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  • 95g (1 cup | 3.3oz) old-fashioned (rolled) oats
  • 100g (3.5oz) Medjool dates (5 dates), pits removed
  • 45g (1.5oz) bittersweet (45%) chocolate
  • 50g (1 2/3 cups) puffed quinoa
  • 65g (1/4 cup) almond butter
  • 110g | 80ml (4oz | 1/3 cup) honey
  • shredded (desiccated) coconut for rolling the balls

Instructions

  1. Combine oats, dates and chocolate in your food processor. Blend on high until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in puffed quinoa.
  2. Combine almond butter and honey in a small saucepan and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is well combined and barely reaches a light simmer. Pour into the mixing bowl and stir all ingredients with a spatula until combined.
  3. The mixture should be cool enough that you can touch it with your hands. Make 16 balls, roll each one into coconut and place on a large plate. Chill in the fridge until hardened, about 2 hours.
  4. Store energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge, easily for a few weeks. They are fine at room temperature, but be careful as they do soften a bit.

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