Snack Nut Balls

A healthy, nutty energy dense snack ball
Author Tara


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 raw cashews
  • 1/4 raw sunflower seeds hulled
  • 1/2 cup organic dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried organic cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 scoop Vega One Natural
  • 1/2 cup raw coconut flakes


  1. soak almonds, dried apricots and sunflower seeds for 3 hours (or more) in cold water
  2. drain water, allow to sit for 1 hour to dry and remove excess water
  3. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process for 4-5 minutes
  4. Check mixture occasionally to pull away from sides of food processor
  5. Roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter.
  6. Roll balls into coconut flakes
  7. Place in freezer for a couple hours to harden
  8. Store in freezer

Recipe Notes

Eat from frozen.
Substitute your own nuts and seeds to suit your preferences.

3 responses on “Snack Nut Balls

  1. Lianne says:

    I was searched on the HEAL site for a healthy, tasty alternative to my regular homemade energy bars and came across this recipe. I tried it today and was thrilled with how it turned out! I had to make a few substitutions to suit what I had on hand (figs instead of apricots and cocoa powder instead of cacao nibs) and they still turned out great — although I’m sure it will be even better next time with the nibs. Thanks for sharing. I’d love to see more snack recipes like this in the future!

    • Tara says:

      Thanks Lianne for trying the recipe, I’m glad you like it. Substitutions are always awesome as you get to create something unique! There are a few more snack bar recipes on the site, but I’ll see about formulating some more! Thanks and happy snacking!

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