Healthy Eating
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • December 2013
Written by  Rebecca Brown

Holiday Energy Balls


1 cup cashews (or nut of choice)

1 cup dried apricots or dates

1 cup shredded coconut

1⁄3 cup rolled oats

2 tablespoons agave syrup

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

3 tablespoons chia seeds

½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)


  1. Place nuts in a food processor and process until nuts are evenly chopped. Set aside.
  2. Put dried apricots or dates in the food processor and finely chop (about 3-4 minutes).
  3. Add coconut, oats, agave, coconut oil, chia seeds and ginger. Process until mixture comes together.
  4. Add chopped nuts to mixture and pulse until well combined.
  5. Roll into balls and store in fridge.

Add melted chocolate or roll in chocolate for an extra holiday treat! 

Rebecca Brown owns Happy Bellies Bake Shop, an all-natural, gluten-free (and mostly dairy-free) bake shop where they specialize in allergy friendly and more nutritious options. You can also find egg-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free alternatives on their menu. Stop by the new location at 2107 N. Richmond Street in Appleton. For more information, visit, call 920-730-2253 or find them on Facebook at http://facebook/happybellies.

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