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Snowball Sweet Treats

Many of us welcome a new year reset after a long year, holiday season, and a surge of delicious treats. However, it can be a challenge for adults and kids alike to adjust back to our less extravagant meals and snacks. Having these snowballs in the freezer is making a big difference for our family – they are so easy to make (kids can help!) and their nutrient dense fats make them filling and help curb sugar cravings.

These balls are packed with nuts and seeds, some of the best plant sources of Omega-3 fats. Raw pumpkin seeds are a real show stopper here with their high levels of magnesium and immune boosting zinc. We will take all the immune boosting foods please!

My kids like to eat these straight out of the freezer to “sharpen” their teeth (ha) but I prefer them slightly thawed.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup melted cacao butter
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (watch out for nut butters with added sugar – these don’t need it)
  • 1 cup nut pulp (I use the leftover pulp from making almond milk, but you can also use any combination of whole almonds, cashews, or your favorite nut)
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 5-6 dates
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs (optional)

Directions:

  1. All ingredients can be dumped into the food processor and mixed on high for about a minute until the consistency is creamy and smooth.
  2. Roll into snack sized balls and put in the freezer for at least an hour.
  3. Enjoy!
Post Author
Jen Massman
Hi! I'm Jen - a Canadian gal living here in Austin with my husband and two kids. We love being outdoors in the sunshine or in the water, so living in Austin is a dream - a little less dreamy when it's 110 degrees out :-/. But really, I love to start every weekend with a morning on the greenbelt and a stop at Flitch coffee. Since childhood, I've had a up and down relationship with food and consequently, spent years in poor health. Therefore, I learned to cook. I had to get off my college canned soup diet and actually learn how to hold a paring knife. I began to work in kitchens and restaurants and loved experimenting with new recipes and healing ingredients. Crowding out the junk in my diet with powerful, whole foods started my journey toward good health. Without these lifestyle changes and the support of a healthy community, I'm sure I would be seriously ill and most certainly would be without my children. After seeing how food and lifestyle changed my own life, I wanted to share it with others. This led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which deepened my understanding and gratitude for healing foods and a balanced lifestyle. Now, I am launching Pio Wellness - a holistic health counseling program where individuals and families can build a community around sustainable wellness. St. Pio spent a large part of his life in ill heath, but said to "pray, hope and not worry" and I try to follow his advice. I am so passionate about helping busy families eat well, eat intuitively and not worry. I offer individual counseling and cooking support as well as group support for cleanses, elimination diets and so much more. Find me on instagram @pio.wellness - I'd love to hear from you, xo

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