With their healthy fats and proteins, these high fiber, no refined sugar treats will help with afternoon energy slumps.
|Place pitted dates in a bowl and cover with warm water. Soak until soft, about 15 minutes.|
|Remove dates, reserving the soaking liquid, and chop them up until a soft paste forms.|
|Place date mixture in a bowl and stir in nut butter, vanilla, salt, and 2 to 3 teaspoons of the reserved soaking liquid. Mix until well combined.|
|While dates are soaking chop nuts until they are about the size of a grain of rice. Place them in another bowl.|
|Add ground flax and stir to combine. Add date mixture to the chopped nuts and mix well. Fold in raisins.|
|Make balls by rolling about 1 teaspoon of the mixture with your hands. They are ready to eat right away or if you like them firmer, place balls on a cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator for about a half hour.|
|Roll in shredded coconut or toasted sesame seeds if desired.|