Do you ever feel like you need some extra energy or nutritional value? If so, these power bombs are perfect for you. I take these nutritionally packed power balls with me when I travel, and should I run low on energy, these do the job. They are such a great little snack. Did I mention that they also taste delicious.
1/2 cup dried apricots (95g)
1/4 cup cashews (38g)
3 tablespoons old fashioned oats (24g)
3/4 cup shredded coconut (37g)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (10g)
pinch of salt
1 tablespoons maple syrup (25g)
1 tablespoon coconut milk (16g)
1/2 teaspoon vanila extract
In a food processor add the dried apricots and blend into a rough paste. Next add cashews and oats to the food processor and blend until a crumble consistency. Add the shredded coconut, chia seeds, and pinch of salt to the food processor and blend until a rough dry mixture has formed. Next add the maple syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Blend everything together for 1-2 minutes until a sticky dough has formed.
Roll the dough into small bite size balls and chill in the freezer or fridge for 20-30 minutes. Store them in a plastic tupperware container and take along for your next adventure.
Note: You can dip the finished balls in melted carob for an extra touch. I add a little melted coconut oil to melted carob to make it a dipping consistency. Put them on a piece of parchment paper and chill in the freeze until the carob sets. Store in a travel container.