Apricot-Almond Health Balls

Apricot-Almond Health Balls

Prep time: 30 minutes | Serves: 20 (2 balls each).

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Making your own energy snack is easy and quick—no cooking necessary! Better yet, this delicious, fiber-rich treat is not uber-sweet like many popular energy bars on the market. Create your favorite version using the dried fruit and nut options your family prefers.

Dietitian Tip: These are a great pre or post workout snack!

Ingredients

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 150 Sodium: 65mg
Fat: 10g Carbohydrate: 14g
Saturated Fat: 1g Dietary Fiber: 3g
Trans fats: 0g Sugars: 6g
Cholesterol: 0mg Protein: 4g

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Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, cereal, almonds, apricots, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, chocolate chips and salt.
  2. In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup or small bowl, combine almond butter, agave nectar and vanilla; stir until well mixed. Add to oat mixture; beat with electric mixer on medium-low speed until well-mixed.
  3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place balls in a baking pan. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. For convenience and portability, wrap individually with plastic wrap. Or, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 1 month.
  5. Fig-Walnut Health Balls: Substitute chopped dried figs for the apricots and chopped walnuts for the almonds.
  6. Cranberry-Sunflower Seed Health Balls: Substitute dried cranberries for the apricots and unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds for the almonds.
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