Cherry cashew coconut energy balls

Cherry cashew coconut energy ballsIngredients:
6 medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup finely shredded coconut flakes
3/4 cup unsalted cashews (can use raw or roasted)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Pinch fine sea salt

Directions:
Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.

Add in coconut flakes, dried tart cherries, cashews, extract and a pinch of salt.
Process until well-combined. This will take 3-5 minutes. Mixture should just start to come together into a large ball, but be careful not to over-process as the oil will start to separate from mixture.

Roll the mixture into 10-12 tablespoon-sized balls.

Let firm up in refrigerator or freezer before serving. You can also (optionally) drizzle your bites with melted dark chocolate or roll them in additional shredded coconut flakes.

Recipe Notes:

Storage: For best results, lay balls on a cookie sheet and place into the freezer for 2 hours, or in the refrigerator until they firm up. Then, transfer into a gallon-size freezer-safe bag and store in the refrigerator or the freezer.

Recipe adapted from choosecherries.com

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