Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Energy Balls
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Recipe type: Healthy Snacks
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Serves: 16 balls
 
Easy, healthy and delicious cranberry pumpkin seed energy balls covered in toasted coconut. These satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you lasting, sustaining energy. Prep time includes toasting the pumpkin seeds and coconut.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup lightly packed, pitted and roughly chopped dates
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder (I like Rodelle)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Place pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes in the oven.
  3. Turn heat up to 350F
  4. Place shredded coconut on another baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes or until golden, taking care not to burn the coconut.
  5. Place all ingredients except for coconut in a high powered blender or food processor and blend until a sticky dough forms, stopping to scrape the sides as necessary. If your dates were more dry than sticky, you may need to add some water to make the dough slightly sticky (I added 1 TBSP).
  6. Roll dough in to 16 balls and then roll each ball in the toasted coconut.
  7. Place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Recipe by The Pretend Baker | Good Food | Life | Anti Diet at https://www.thepretendbaker.com/cranberry-pumpkin-seed-chocolate-energy-balls/