These wild orange energy balls pack a great for eating on the go or when you need a quick snack before exercising class. I featured at the Maple Grove Fall Workshop in October 2019 and they were a hit.
This recipe is super simple and only takes a few minutes to whip up. With two young kids (and a third on its way) that’s all the time I really have.
Note: This recipe was inspired by the one found at store.do-essentials-oils.com but I changed it slighted based on what ingredients I had in my kitchen. I also tend to “eyeball” my measurements, rather than following them exactly. Kinda a bad habit of mine.
1 cup finely shredded coconut, divided
1 cup almond butter – I used Kirkland natural Almond Butter
1 cup dried cranberries – look for ones sweetened with apple juice over sugar if possible
½ cup real maple syrup – recipe originally called for honey
½ teaspoon salt – I used himalayan pink salt.
2 tablespoons hemp seeds – recipe originally called for chia seeds
3-5 drops wild orange essential by Doterra. Please don’t use another brand as it most essential oils brands aren’t for internal use (food grade).
- Place all ingredients into mixer, reserving just a half cup of the shredded coconut in a bowl to the side. I used my Vitamix to make these so they broke down the cranberries into smaller pieces.
- Add wild orange essential oil.
- Mix until well combined.
- Roll into little round balls and coat them in the other half cup of shredded coconut.
- Place them in a glass container and store in the refrigerator so they can “firm up”.
I forgot to take a picture of them before they were eaten so I don’t have one to include in this post!