Apricot-Almond Health Balls


Apricot-Almond Health Balls

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Pile of apricot-almond health balls

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    Making your own energy snack is easy and quick—no cooking necessary. Better yet, this delicious, fiber-rich treat is not uber-sweet like many popular energy bars on the market. Create your favorite version using the dried fruit and nut options your family prefers.


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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 20
    1 c. Hy-Vee old-fashioned rolled oats
    1 c. whole grain brown crisp rice cereal
    1 (2 oz) pkg Hy-Vee sliced almonds
    ½ c. Hy-Vee dried apricots, chopped
    ¼ c. ground flaxseed meal
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee HealthMarket chia seeds
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee mini semisweet chocolate chips
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 c. unsalted almond butter
    ¼ c. agave nectar
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract

    Things To Grab

    • Large mixing bowl
    • 2-cup liquid measuring cup or small bowl
    • Electric mixer
    • Large baking pan
    • Plastic wrap
    • Airtight container, for storage


    1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, cereal, almonds, apricots, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, chocolate chips and salt.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Change up the flavors of these health balls using a few substitutions. Fig-Walnut Health Balls: Substitute chopped dried figs for the apricots and chopped walnuts for the almonds. Cranberry-Sunflower Seed Health Balls: Substitute dried cranberries for the apricots and unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds for the almonds.
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    2. In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup or small bowl, combine almond butter, agave nectar and vanilla; stir until well mixed. Add to oat mixture; beat with electric mixer on medium-low speed until well-mixed.
    3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place balls in a baking pan. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    4. For convenience and portability, wrap individually with plastic wrap. Or, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 1 month.

    Nutrition facts


    150 Calories per serving
    2 balls

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 65mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 14g
    • Protein: 4g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 4%
    Vitamin C 2%
    Iron 8%
    Calcium 6%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Health 2015.