I’ve seen so many people online talking about making their own power bar snacks to save money, reduce packaging, avoid extra ingredients, etc. I finally decided to make my own last weekend to bring to San Francisco and share on our wine tasting road trip. Running behind schedule and forced to skip lunch, we polished these off in about a minute. The WHOLE batch! They were so good, and really held us over until we finally had time to sit down to a meal 4 hours later. I decided to make them again this week, but to have a little fun with them….I dipped them in chocolate! Delicious! You can omit the chocolate dip step if its warm and you are going to be on the road with them and don’t want the chocolate to melt. But if circumstances permit, go for the chocolate…you won’t regret it!
Trail Mix Truffles
1 c rolled oats
½ c coconut
½ c walnuts/pecans
½ c pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup packed date pieces
pinch of salt
¼ – 1/3 c water
1 c non-dairy chocolate chips for dipping
coconut, finely shredded, for garnish
Place all ingredients except for the water, chocolate, and garnish coconut into your food processor. Turn on and let it run for a minute or two, stopping to scrape down the sides. Once the large pieces are broken down, slowly add water a tablespoon at a time and run between each addition. When it starts to come together and can be formed into a ball it is ready.
Scoop a rounded teaspoon and roll between palms of both hands. You can wet your hands with cold water to keep from sticking if you want. Once round, either roll in coconut, or set aside if dipping in chocolate. Once all balls are rolled, place in container with lid and chill in fridge for 1 hour, or overnight.
Set a glass bowl over a saucepan filled with an inch or two of water. Place on stove and warm water without bringing to a boil.
Place chocolate chips into glass bowl and stir until melted and smooth. Carefully, using two forks, place balls into chocolate one at a time and roll to coat. Remove from chocolate and place on a plate or tray lined with parchment paper.
Sprinkle top with coconut. Once all balls have been rolled, place in freezer to harden chocolate. Place all in container with lid and store in refrigerator. Enjoy!