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Medjool Date Power Balls

medjool date power balls
PREP: 20min
YIELD: 18

Defeat any snack attack with these simple energy-packed Natural Delights® Medjool Date Power Balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural almonds
  • 16 Natural Delights® Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup raw almond butter or coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Pulse almonds in a food processor until coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl. Pulse dates in food processor until almost smooth, adding up to 3 tbsp. water as needed to help blend.
  2. Place almonds back in food processor with coconut, almond butter, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Pulse mixture until completely incorporated., scraping down sides as needed.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl. Scoop mixture into 2-tablespoon balls, rolling with your hands; place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 150, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Trans Fat: g, MUFA:  4.37, PUFA:  1.55, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 2.53mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 15g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A:  0%, Vitamin C:  0%, Calcium:  4%, Iron:  6%

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.