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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Power Balls

I love these, my kids love these!  These are yummy and very good for you.

Power Balls
1 pound (16 oz.) pitted dates or figs
1 cup peanuts, raw or roasted (or whatever nut you like)
1/2 to 1 1/2 tsps. vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 cup flaked grains (oats, or barley, or wheat, or rye... whatever you have)
1/4 cup craisins or raisins (optional)
1 - 2 TBS rice protein powder (optional)

Toasted coconut (toast under broiler until golden, you will want to watch it closely and stir occasionally).

Check dates for pits. Pits will break your food processor  blade. They are very hard, and are sharp at both ends. I usually bend the dates in half to check for pits.

Place peanuts in processor and blend a little. Add dates and blend until smaller. Add any other dried fruit and mix until fine. Now add the vanilla, grains and protein powder. Mix until fine.

Roll into 1-inch FIRM balls, then roll firmly in the toasted coconut. Store tightly covered in fridge.

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