Update and Redux: C – Jim just got back from Paris and he still insists the French don’t snack. I still can’t imagine how they do it … maybe, I just need to go to Paris for some food research.
C – Jim says Parisians don’t snack.
I don’t know how that’s possible, but good for them. I have to snack. I love nibbling on things. It decreases my chance to have hunger pains and start getting mad at everyone who gets in my way. So, snacking is a good thing.
Of course, healthy snacks are better than junk food.
Things like chips and candy are a favorite of mine. But, they usually don’t fill me up. They just satisfy me in the moment.
I really couldn’t believe how satisfying these apple pie almond butter balls were. One ball and I am satisfied. It’s a great quick, sweet snack that can also be a dessert.
One of the best things about these apple pie almond butter balls is that they are delicious fresh. I am used to buying the store bought date/energy balls that are dry and not that great.
These are soft and tender … a little gooey with some crunch from the almonds. I didn’t expect they would be so easy to make.
|Snack Week 2016: Apple Pie Almond Butter Energy Balls|
- 1 cup dried, unsweetened apple rings
- 1 cup packed, pitted dates, soaked in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, drain before processing
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- 2 Tbsp raw almond butter
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp organic coconut palm sugar
- 2 Tbsp of water, if needed
- ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds for rolling
- Place all ingredients, except the water and sesame seeds, into a food processor.
- Blend until fine. If you are having trouble completely blending until fine, add about 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you can blend it well.
- Form one tablespoon balls and roll in toasted sesame seeds.
- Place in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
Snacks are a part of my life and I am not changing it. These are perfect. Just eat one or two.
You will be satisfied and not ruin your healthy habits for the day.