California Prune Energy Balls Recipe
California Prune Energy Balls
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

 Cooking time: None

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Whether you are taking a quick afternoon hike or planning a week-long hiking excursion, choosing the right food to bring on a hike can help you feel great to tackle any trail. The best foods to eat while hiking will serve as fuel that gets you started, keep you going and help you recover after a strenuous hiking trip. Don't forget to bring some Energy Balls on your next hike! 

For 15 to 20 energy balls

- 175 ml / 3/4 cup almonds / walnuts mix
- 250 ml / 1 cup ready-to-eat California prunes
- 60 ml / 1/4 cup chiaseeds
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. smooth nut butter

To decorate
- desiccated coconut

  1. Place the nuts in the food processor and blitz for a moment.
  2. Add the other ingredients, save for the coconut oil and desiccated coconut, and blend well, until smooth.
  3. Add a small amount of coconut oil, a few drops at a time, until the mixture is sticky, and holds its shape when you roll a small amount between your fingers.
  4. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball, and continue until all the mixture is used.
  5. Place a handful of desiccated coconut onto a plate and roll the balls in it, to coat, if using.
  6. If you’re in a cold climate, they set right away but a tip is to place in the freezer for about 45 minutes to set, and then store in an air-tight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to a week.
California Prune Energy Balls 1
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Photo and recipe: Courtesy of California Prunes

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