Vegan California Prune Power Balls

This bite-sized snack features natural sweetness and a delightful crispy texture for a satisfying energy boost.


30 pitted California prunes (about 1 cup/250 mL packed)
1/3 cup (75 mL) almond butter
2 tbsp (30 mL) brown rice syrup or maple syrup
1/2 cup (125 mL) crispy rice cereal
1/4 cup (50 mL) unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened, desiccated coconut (approx.)


Pulse prunes with almond butter and brown rice syrup or maple syrup in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl.

Stir in rice crisps and sunflower seeds by hand until well mixed.

Scoop level tablespoonfuls prune mixture; form into balls and roll in coconut to coat. Repeat until all mixture is used.

Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 hour to set or for up to 1 week.

Makes about 24 balls


  • 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.

Using Brown Rice Syrup
Per serving (1 power ball): 65 calories, 3.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 4 g sugars, 1 g protein. %DV 1% calcium and 2% iron.

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