Seedful Energy Snack

  • Posted on: May 15, 2014

Seedful Energy Snack 2014-03-19 034These treats are very similar to my Powder Day Energy Bars but without any nuts.  Several good friends have nut allergies in their family  and I wanted to make something delicious for them.    Nut allergies are becoming more and more common and many classerooms do not allow nuts of any kind in kids lunches.   This is a safe  and delicious treat to pack in your kids lunchbox, to bring as a class snack, or to take on outdoor adventures!

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Seeds are amazingly nutritious and these energy treats have pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.  Seeds are the life force of a plant and provide lots of energy.   They pack a nutritional punch as they are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Seedful Energy Snack 2014-03-19 015Apricots and dates are used to sweeten and bind the ingredients.

I am working on a camping menu for next weekend and these are going on the list.  Stay tuned for my full camping menu coming next week.

Seedful Energy Snack 2014-03-19 028This recipe is very simple to make.   Please let me know what you think!  I would love to hear from you so don’t be shy..  Go ahead and leave me a comment!






Seedful Energy Snack

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 25-30

Serving Size: 1 snack


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 10 dred apricots
  • 4 dates, pits removed
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds, ground
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbs coconut oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1/4 sesame seeds, lightly toasted


Toast pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a pan on the stove for about 5 minutes, watching closely. When the seeds turn golden and begin to pop, remove from heat and pour onto a plate to cool.

Soak apricots in hot water for about 10 minutes. Drain.

Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler, stirring often.

In a cuisinart, blend pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, apricots and dates until well combined. About 15-20 seconds. Add melted chocolate, flax, salt and vanilla. Blend til well combined.

Put mixture into a bowl and chill for about 30 minutes.

Lay sesame seeds on a large plate. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the mixture and roll into a ball. Lightly roll in sesame seeds. Repeat with remaining mixture.

Makes about 25 balls. Refrigerate for 1-2 hrs, or overnight.
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