Balls of Energy

small tray

It is requiring every fiber of my being not to make some middle school-aged joke comparing the size and nuttiness of this treat to it’s anatomical counterpart. Instead, I’ll attempt to act my own age and point out that I am forever on the quest to find easy to make, and even easier to eat, breakfast snacks. Something I can grab from the fridge as I rush out the door in the morning. Something that will tide me over until I get the chance to sneak either a more complete breakfast, or a large handful of saltine crackers.

Here’s the most recent attempt at a nutritious, energy laden, bite sized snack. Our cafeteria at the hospital makes something similar, but a fellow resident recently challenged us to make our own. Here’s my attempt.




  • 1.5 cups raisins
  • 0.5 cup walnuts
  • 0.5 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 0.5 cup brown flax seed, ground
  1. Place all of the ingredients in the food processor and pulse until everything is sufficiently chopped (more raisins can be added if the mixture isn’t sticking well).
  2. Mold 1 inch balls.
  3. Eat right away or store in the fridge. Enjoy!

full tray

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1 Response to Balls of Energy

  1. I like how you used so much flax. 🙂

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