Pure. Simple. And ooh so good. These are a staple in our household. Way healthier than the conventional store bought energy bar. Makes 2-3 dozen balls depending on the size you choose to roll. Stores well in the fridge.
1/2 cup ground raw organic almonds (preferably sprouted and dried for maximum absorption*)
1/4 cup ground raw organic cashews (preferably soaked for a couple of hours for maximum absorption*)
1/4 cup raw organic hemp seeds
1-2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened dehydrated organic shredded coconut
1 tablespoon ground flax
5-10 dates depending on your sweet tooth
1/2 tablespoon organic cinnamon
1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
dash of organic vanilla extract
pinch of celtic sea salt
organic chia and sesame seeds for rolling (optional)
additions: organic pepitos, raw cocoa nibs, bee pollen, maca powder, honey or maple syrup for more sweetness, oats, goji berries, raisins, peanut butter, the list goes on and on!
First grind up almonds and cashews in food processor. Next add the rest of the ingredients except the seeds for rolling. Check raw dough. If not clumping together add more coconut oil until the mixture binds without crumbling. Form into tiny balls. Roll in chia and sesame seeds.
* It is thought that if you soak and sprout your nuts, you are lessening some of the phytic acid that naturally occurs and makes it more difficult to digest. Simply put, soak and sprout and your gut will be happier