No-Bake California Prune Power Balls

This bite-sized snack features natural sweetness and a delightful crispy texture for a satisfying energy boost. California Prunes support bone, heart and digestive health.

Bone-building Recipe

A nutritious on the road power snack for fall hiking and biking. Almond butter and sunflower seeds offer a rich source of minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus and calcium for healthy bones, not to mention bone-boosting vitamin K, potassium and boron found in those earthy-chewy California Prunes!

Ingredients

  • 30 pitted California Prunes (about 1 cup/250 mL packed)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) almond butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) honey
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened, desiccated coconut (approx.)

Bone boost addition: Add 2 tbsp chia into sunflower seed mix. Chia seeds are a rich source of bone-benefitting minerals, including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Directions

  1. Pulse prunes with almond butter and honey in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl.
  2. Stir in rice crisps and sunflower seeds by hand until well mixed.
  3. Scoop level tablespoonfuls prune mixture; form into balls and roll in coconut to coat. Repeat until all mixture is used.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 hour to set or for up to 1 week.
  5. Makes about 24 balls.

Tips:

  • Add in a sprinkle of hemp hearts, flax or chia seeds for added nutrition.
  • For an indulgent twist, stir in 1 tbsp (15 mL) mini chocolate chips.
  • Power balls can be frozen for up to 1 month; thaw before eating.

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