Power snack balls

I know it is still early for the trip we have planned for the summer, but I wanted to start trying recipes that are easy to make and travel well. A snack that would make the kids wait a little longer until the next meal.

Power snack balls

Santiago is at this age where he devours eats everything he sees. The funniest thing is that throws himself over the couch and swears he will starve to death if he doesn’t eat in the exact moment. And here at home, it does not matter much, but on the highway or in the air he ends up eating anything.

Power snack balls

This is why I’m trying new and more nutritious snacks. This snack recipe is an intelligent snacking idea, a recipe full of good and powerful ingredients. These are almonds, dates, and cinnamon balls. They are made in no time, and then you can put them in a jar and they are ready to go.

Power snack balls

Another advantage is they do not need to be refrigerated and can be eaten and taken everywhere. They are like the perfect combination of sweet and healthy desserts, made with super healthy nuts and dates.

Power snack balls

When you finish rolling the balls you could cover them in almost anything, for example, sesame seeds, cinnamon, or hemp seeds, as I did, for an extra boost of protein and good things. Here is the recipe and hope you like it and serve you well when you travel. If you like it please share the recipe.

Power snack balls

Snack power balls

Perfect dessert without oven, the perfect combination of healthy and sweet ingredients.
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  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup pitted dates 30 or so
  • a good pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon grounded cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds * Optional


  • In a food processor add the almonds and pulse repeatedly until broken into small pieces.
  • Add remaining ingredients and turn on the food processor until everything integrates well and is completely grounded.
  • To form the balls, grab some mixture between your hand and squeez it until a ball forms of the size you want.
  • Put hemp seeds in a small bowl and roll the ball by until fully covered with hemp seeds.


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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