How many times have you read about how you need more fiber? Or how a handful of nuts is a great snack for some quality energy? It all seems like it takes so much planning. So much work. After loving the raw energy bars I made a few weeks back, I've been dying to try another version. These are still raw, vegan, and gluten free, but they are a fruitier version of the chocolate goodness that I made last time. I also rolled them into balls, which make them more bite sized and snack friendly. And they took me less than ten minutes. WIN.
For the record, I've only had a few of these today and have managed to not be hungry, even after a long hike in the woods. They're great for giving you energy, but not making you too full or tired! A problem I definitely have. I hate that! Especially at work, ya know?
Recipe for Date Nut Energy Drops
3 cups dates (I used khajoor)
1 cup peanuts
1/2 cup cashews
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, for rolling
Pulse nuts in food processor until finely ground. Add dates and vanilla and pulse until combined. Remove and roll into balls. Roll in coconut flakes (may have to moisten with a little water to get it to stick).
I'm totally digging on this pure energy jazz. Hopefully it gets me through jeans shopping this afternoon without any dressing room freak outs.