Fudgy Figgy Balls
A dessert with no added sugar? Now that's something to get excited about! This version of energy balls absolutely delivers, not to mention they are super simple to make, and so healthy that you can feel good about enjoying them for breakfasts and snacks, too.
- 1 cup dried black mission figs stemmed if necessary (just pull or cut the hard stem off if they have one), about 14 figs
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. water
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds or ground flaxseeds
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp. raisins
- 1 - 2 Tbsp. cocoa nibs optional
- 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the cocoa nibs and the sesame seeds until the mixture is sticky and well blended.
Pulse in the cocoa nibs (they provide a nice chocolaty crunch), if desired.
Using wet hands, roll the mixture into balls that are about 1 inch in diameter.
Put the sesame seeds in a small bowl and shake and roll the balls around in the seeds to coat them, if desired. Refrigerate them tightly covered for up to 2 weeks.
Nutritional Information per Serving (% based upon Daily Values): Calories 121, Total Fat 7g, 11%, Saturated Fat 2g, 10%, Cholesterol 0mg, 0%, Sodium 40mg, 1.5%, Carbohydrate 13g, 4.5%, Dietary Fiber 3.5g, 13%, Sugar 5.5g, Protein 2.5g
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