These no-bake paleo balls are so good! Ben introduced me to these the other day and they didn’t last long. Quick to make and nice to have around in the freezer or fridge, these make a good winter snack because of the tasty spices. Next time I make them, I’m going to try dipping them in melted chocolate! This recipe is adapted from one found here.
1 cup almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted & unsweetened almond butter
1/2 raisins (whatever color), preferably soaked in water for 20 or so minutes
1/4 cup honey
1/4 unsweetened apple sauce
Combine almonds, sunflower seeds, and spices in a food processor and grind until the nuts are finely chopped.
If you soaked the raisins, drain them well and add to the food processor, along with the honey and applesauce. Pulse to get the raisins broken up, then blend until everything is to your desired consistency. The raisins are easier to blend when soaked, but it’s possible to break them up even if they are dry so you can still make this recipe spur-of-the-moment. Be patient if it’s not all coming together quickly; scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula and keep blending.
Once the mixture is the consistency you want it, make small balls and place them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Put this in the freezer for at least an hour, then the balls are ready to eat! Store covered in the fridge or freezer.