Looking for a snack that is unbelievably easy to make, travels well, is packed with protein (and fibers and minerals...) AND tastes great?
Look no further: May I introduce you to Sesame Snackballs!
Sesame seeds are a nutritional secret weapon. Not only are they a good source of protein and fiber, but they’re also a great source of calcium, manganese, magnesium, and loads of other minerals.
Sesame seeds! Who knew?
When you pair up sesame seeds with the protein punch that peanut butter (and almond butter!) packs, you’ve got a snack that will give you an extra energy boost and will keep you full for hours. Bring them to work or school to fight off the mid-day sleepies, or eat them before/after a workout, or or...well, the possibilities are endless!
Did I mention this recipe is no-bake? What are you waiting for?!
Sesame Snackballs: (makes ~24 balls)
2 cups sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1.5 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup agave
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup almond butter (or just add more peanut butter)
1 tbs vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
- Stir together sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and shredded coconut in a large bowl
- In a smaller bowl, mix together agave, almond butter, peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Mix well!
- Add the contents of two bowls together and mix them very well.
- Use hands to form into balls.
- Place them on a baking sheet covered with wax paper.
- Refrigerate or freeze for at least 30 minutes.
- Keep them in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer as long as you’d like. You can pop them right into your mouth from the freezer!
(I can't find the source for the original recipe...I'll be sure to credit it as soon as I find it!)