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Christy’s ‘Power Balls’: Athlete’s Energy Food

  • Author: Carol Green
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x



The perfect athlete’s protein energy snack.



  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips, 60% Cacoa
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup Grade B Organic Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats, Gluten Free
  • 3/4 cup Pecans, diced
  • 1/2 cup Dates, diced
  • 1/4 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt


Place the chocolate chips, almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup in a small saucepan, and melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Place the dates, 1/2 cup of the pecans and all remaining dry ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until finely ground.

Combine the ground oats mixture with the melted chocolate mixture until well blended.

Using a small ice cream scoop, measure out balls of the mixture. Roll by hand, and finish with the additional chopped pecans.

Line an empty egg carton with mini paper cupcake liners and fill with the power balls for a fun presentation.




  • Serving Size: 1