A great summer snack and easy to take on the go!
Sunflower Fig Energy Bites
For the balls
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
10 dried figs (stems removed)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp cardamom
For the coating
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
In a food processor, pulse 2 tbsp of sunflower seeds until the consistency is almost like flour. A few little chunks are fine. Do not over process as it will become sticky. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.
In the same food processor, place 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, figs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and cardamom. Processes until it forms sticky dough.
Roll about a tbsp of dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough until gone.
Roll each ball (or as many as you want) into the processed sunflower seed "flour."
They are ready to enjoy immediately.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
These Sunflower Fig Balls will keep in the freezer as well. Lay them out on a plate or cookie sheet in one single layer and put in the freezer. Once frozen, you can place them all in a freezer bag for easy storage.
Servings: 12 balls