No Bake Date Balls

No Bake Date Balls - good to keep around for a quick/healthy snack!

Pulse together until it forms a ball in your food processor:

10 dates (pits removed)
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup nut butter (almond/peanut/cashew etc…)
1/4 cup hemp seeds or protein powder

small amount of rice milk, as needed if its too dry

separately fold in craisins, raisins, carob nibs or mini chocolate chips, honey, maple syrup.

roll into balls

optional:  roll balls in coconut flakes, carob nibs, cocoa powder, mini chocolate chips or sprinkles

store in refrigerator (can also be frozen)

NOTE:  Pictured is also a chick pea snack.  These were canned chick peas - liquid removed and dried as much as possible - tossed in some olive oil and seasoning of choice (ex:  taco seasoning, chili seasoning, maple syrup/salt) - baked on a cookie sheet at 350 until crispy - stir periodically.  About 1/2 hour.  Enjoy!


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