These clean eating energy ball snowmen are a fabulously healthy treat for yourself or your party guests! (Plus, the kids love making these!)
These are such a fun and healthy holiday snack! Barring any allergies, these are a great snack for kids of all ages. They’ll keep you full and give you a little kick of energy mid-day when you need it most!
They are simple to make too. Just a quick blend in a food processor and a roll in some coconut flakes, and you’ve got yourself some adorable little snowmen! These would be a fun holiday snack to take to the office as well!
If you’ve never had energy balls, they are just a soft “dough” like blend of nuts, dates and other fruits. You can make them with almost any combination and they will taste great. They are truly a travel friendly snack and are calorie dense for those times you really need to just keep yourself going.
But when you put them together like a snowman, they make the cutest little goodies for a holiday gathering. Who wouldn’t want to pick up one of these cuties off the appetizer tray? Serve with a little warm, clean eating cocoa or even clean eating egg nog, and you’ve got a wonderful holiday treat people will remember!
Pssst…. you don’t have to tell anyone they are healthy!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE CLEAN EATING RECIPES:
CLEAN EATING ENERGY BALL SNOWMEN RECIPE:
These lovely little snowmen are the perfect, healthy addition to your holiday table! (see process photos below recipe)
- ENERGY BALL INGREDIENTS:
- 2 cups cashews (raw)
- 1 cup madjool dates (pitted and packed tight for measuring)
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- DECORATION INGREDIENTS:
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp. mini dark chocolate chips (for eyes)
- 2 baby carrots (for nose)
Blend together the nuts, dates and vanilla in a food processor until well combined (about 3-5 minutes).
Transfer dough to a medium mixing bowl.
Form walnut-sized balls from the dough, kneading a little to make the dough stick together, otherwise it will crumble in your hands.
Roll each ball in the coconut flakes with gentle pressure.
Add the chocolate chips for eyes and carrots for arms and nose.
Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. This data is for the entire batch. Please divide the given data by the number of snowmen you end up with.