Healthy Vegan Truffles are my favorite easy-to-make snacks. I love eating easy healthy sweet snacks after my meals, and it is not always easy to have an excellent healthy option. However, these no-bake power balls are very healthy and children-friendly.
One of the great things about these oatmeal power balls is that you can vary it with the ingredients you have available in your kitchen.
You can get to 90% of the same result every time if you keep the proportion of cereals, nuts, and dehydrated fruits. So, as always, feel free to play.
It is the first time in a while that we have these healthy power balls without children around. Since our nieces and nephews always ask us to get in the kitchen and make some of these together.
If you have children in the house or feel like sharing some time with the little ones you frequent, this is a great option.
Make sure you also try our no-bake homemade fig bars, made with only 5-ingredients.
By the way, this recipe is great for the Back to School Season. It is a great way to share with your children how to make a tasty and healthy snack that they can be proud of!
- Organic walnuts
- Oats Organic, old fashioned, gluten-free
- Organic almonds
- Dates or prunes
- Chia seeds or poppy seeds
- Shredded coconut
Feel free to play with the ingredients available in your kitchen. We use dry fruits, oats, nuts, seeds, and dates here.
Look for the proportions in the recipe card at the bottom.
It is really the easiest thing to do, as you just need to pick the ingredients and put them in your food processor.
First, add half of the ingredients and pulse.
Continue adding the ingredients and pulsing/stopping.
Since you don't have any liquid ingredients, you might need to help the mix with a spatula.
Once it is well mixed, take it out and start shaping the balls.
With your hands, make small balls with the mix.
Optionally: lay in small bowls, either cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or white sesame seeds, and roll the previously made healthy power balls. You could even use the almond pulp leftovers from making almond milk in your energy power balls.
Remember, you can always make this with fewer ingredients, such as 1 ½ cups of the same kind of nuts; I like using various ingredients to ensure I have a nutrient-dense snack or dessert.
Add dried dates. Did you know that dates are very nutritious and have many health benefits? Here are some:
They are high in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants: preventing the development of certain chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.
Dates may help lower inflammation and prevent plaques from forming in the brain, which is essential for preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
Dates are a healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes due to their sweet taste, nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. See how to make a date paste to use in baking recipes, smoothies, and any recipe that requires a sweetener.
These energy balls are easy to store and keep well. Just store in a closed container such as a BPA-free Tupperware.
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Healthy Vegan Truffles (Power Balls)
- Blend. Place all the ingredients (except for the ones used for decoration) on a kitchen robot until you have a paste; I don’t grind it too much since I like to keep textures on my bites.½ cup organic walnuts, 1 cup oats, ½ cup organic almonds, ½ cup peanuts, ⅔ cup dates, ⅓ cup chia seeds, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, ½ cup shredded coconut
- Make the balls with the mix and then place the cocoa, the coconut flakes, and the sesame seeds on small balls, and pass the truffles through them, separately, to have three different looks. You can make just one option, like coconut flakes if you prefer to simplify your life!¼ cup cocoa powder, ⅓ cup sesame seeds, ½ cup shredded coconut
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