Nancy’s Energy Snacks


1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

3/4 cup walnuts

1/4 cup pecans

1 TB cashew butter or almond butter. (I like MaraNatha Raw Organic Almond Butter and Artisana Raw Organic Cashew Butter)

8 Medjool dates

3/4 cup dried cherries

2 TB chia/flax meal. (I make my own by grinding the seeds in a coffee grinder. Beware flavored packaged varieties containing sugar)

3 TB cacao nibs

1 TB maca powder

2 TB coconut oil. (I like Dr. Bronner’s or Spectrum organic)

Sea salt—about 1/8 teaspoon


Use organic ingredients, if possible.

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Form balls with one level tablespoon measure and using your hands to round.

Optional: ground pumpkin seeds or dried raspberries and roll the balls in the powder to create a colorful treat. Organic shredded coconut is another option with more of a pronounced taste.

No added sugars or sweeteners. Yields 24 energy snacks

Adapted by Weiser Choices from Chef Marcella