The best things come in small packages dipped in chocolate. That’s a saying, right?! Irregardless, these little fat-filled power balls are full of fuel and flavor, easy to customize, and perfect for stashing in the fridge or freezer for when you’re just needing a little something something without going overboard.
Fat serves as a longer, slower-burning source of energy and keeps you satiated longer. That means that just one or two of these little guys is all you need to curb the snackies without going balls deep into a bag of chips or box of cookies (too much?) Snag the recipe below and keep a stash on hand for healthy, nourished snacking!
Coco-Nutty Keto Power Balls
(Gluten-free, Grain-free, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-free, Nut-free option, Keto, Paleo)
Makes approx. 12-14
1.5 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (you can also use coconut flakes for more texture)
1/2 cup nut or seed butter ( I used sunflower seed butter)
1.5 Tbs coconut oil
1 Tbs coconut flour
1/4 cup nuts or seeds
pinch sea salt
2 scoops collagen peptides (optional for additional protein)
2-4 dates, pitted (optional for consistency and a tiny bit of sweetness)
Optional Chocolate Coating:
1/2 cup dark chocolate
1 tsp coconut oil
In the bowl of a food processor, add coconut, nut or seed butter, coconut oil, coconut flour, sea salt, and collagen (if using). Process until completely smooth (you’ll still have some texture from the coconut).
Add nuts or seeds and optional dates, and continue to pulse until desired consistency is reached.
Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, then scoop into balls (a small cookie scoop is perfect for this) and freeze on parchment on a flat surface.
If using chocolate, melt slowly with the coconut oil (either in the microwave in 30 second increments or on the stove top using the double boiler method) until smooth and fully incorporated.
Remove power balls from freezer and dip as desired, freezing again to set.
Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Power (balls) to the people! Get your power on with these nutty little fat-packed goodies and feel the hangry no more!
In loving health,
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