Sunday, January 31, 2010

Magazine Monday #58: Energy Balls

I found this recipe in Appeal Magazine, which is published by Save-on Foods. I happened to have some time to kill one day in Nelson, so I bought a copy and sat down with it and a cup of coffee while I waited for my dad to finish his walk. There are some pretty good recipes in here, and this one comes from Shelley Adams, author of the Whitewater Cooks and Whitewater Cooks at Home books (Whitewater is a ski resort is located near Nelson, BC).

Energy Balls

1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
1 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup liquid honey
1 1/2 cups (approx.) toasted coconut, for coating

Combine all ingredients except coconut in a large bowl. Mix everything together well with your hands. You may need a bit more honey to hold it together (I didn't). Roll 1/4 cup scoops into balls and then roll them in coconut. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week or in freezer for two months.

I didn't put raisins in but instead used some of the dried sour cherries Jodi sent to me in her amazing Christmas package. That worked out most excellently.

This is a winner! Loved these! Super easy to make, and a really nice snack to munch on at work. I will definitely make these again.

11 comments:

Bob said...

Interesting, I've never seen anything quite like those before. I'd definitely give them a shot, they sound tasty. Hope your new job is going better for you.

Elra said...

Sounds good, to keep going us for our busy life, right?

Kim said...

Energy balls sound wonderful. I need all the help I can get in the energy department:D Plus, how can you go wrong with all that peanut butter in them?

Chris said...

Can we serve them with a Red Bull reduction? :)

Pierce said...

They don't even sound fattening...I think I'll try these too!

sp said...

Those look great. I can switch to agave, and veganize them. Thanks.

monicajane said...

I didn't comment on these when I read your recipe but I've been thinking about them ever since! Paul is shopping today and I will make them SOON.

monicajane said...

I made these as I said I would. I'm not gonna blog them but wanted to tell you I really like them...

I made some changes but they were close to the original and they looked exactly the same.

thx

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for letting me know, MJ! Glad they worked out for you. They really are yummy. I have mine in the freezer so I can take a couple out to take to work with me; they make a good pick-me-up snack in the afternoon when my shift starts to feel long!

monicajane said...

hey WC...
I know you're on a break, so it's very nice of you to stop by and explain...

I just wanted to let you know you'd inspired me...

I hope you feel better soon.

take care

creampuff said...

These sound like delicious granola bars in ball form. Love it!!!

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