Date and Sunflower Seed Power Balls


These snacks are packed with protein and fibre to keep you going at school or at work.


1 1⁄2 cup
dates (pitted and chopped)
1 cup
sunflower seed butter
1⁄2 teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
1 cup
large flake oats
1⁄4 cup
pumpkin seeds (chopped)
1⁄4 cup
dried cranberries


Soak the dates in hot water for 5 minutes to soften them.  Drain.

Place the dates, sunflower seed butter and vanilla in a food processor.  Pulse on and off until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl.

Stir in the remaining ingredients.  Roll into 32 1-inch balls.  You can then roll them in cocoa powder or toasted coconut to give an appetizing garnish!


To toast oats or coconut, spread out evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400 F for 5 - 6 minutes, until lightly golden brown.  Don't wander off too far, they can burn quickly.  Store in an airtight container for up to one week.