If you aren’t making raw “bliss balls” then you are missing out. Packed with protein and healthy fat from the nuts and seeds, they are a delicious and healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth and keep you from making less than stellar snack choices in between meals. Great pre-workout, for a quick breakfast or a mid-day nosh, these raw energy balls are easy to make and store well in the fridge or freezer for whenever hunger strikes.

You honestly can’t go wrong with just about any combination – pick your favorite nuts, seeds, nut-butter, dried fruit and spices and get creative. Here are two of my favorite recipes that are almost always in my freezer. I like to pulse the nuts I’m using in the blender or food processor first and then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until a stick dough forms. Stir in your chocolate chips or dried fruit at the end, roll into balls and store in the freezer or fridge.

Raw Cashew Balls

2 cup cashews (or 1c walnuts , 1 c cashews)

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 

6-8 pitted dates 

2 TBSP cashew butter (or any nut butter)

2 TBSP maple syrup

1-2 TBSP melted coconut oil (if needed for consistency)

dash cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch sea salt

1/4 cup mini choc chips and/or dried cranberries

Roll into balls. Eat. Enjoy.


Peanut Butter Oat Balls

2 cups organic oats

2 Tbsp honey

1/2 cup natural peanut butter 

1/2 tsp Vanilla

Pinch sea salt

8-10 pitted dates

1/4 cup choc chips

1-2 Tbsp melted coconut oil, if needed for consistency.

Optional: add scoop of Kids Epigenius chocolate protein to boost the nutrition and make chocolate peanut butter balls! 

Roll into balls. Eat. Enjoy.