EWWK: Maple Walnut Energy Balls


2 cups walnuts, plus ¼ cup extra for coating
1 cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup Medjool dates, pitted (around 7)
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt


Add the walnuts, oats, dates, maple syrup, vanilla and salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth and the dough forms together into cohesive balls, about 1 to 2 minutes. Finely dice the remaining walnuts and add to a plate. Form the dough into 16 balls and roll each ball in the diced walnuts to coat. Store the energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

Yield: 16 energy balls (1 energy ball per serving)
Nutrient Breakdown: Calories 179, Fat 11g (1g saturated fat), Sodium 37 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 3 g
Diabetes Plate Plan: 1 Other Carbohydrate