The holiday season is upon us. The holiday parties and festivities have begun and it can be an incredibly challenging time of year to make sure you are filling your body with healthy fuel. This is a simple, healthy, and delicious snack to help keep you energized feeling well throughout the season. Perfect to keep on hand for snacks or bring to a party for a tasty dessert! These are a go to snack for me, and every time I make them EVERYONE wants the recipe, so I thought I would share with you all.

Nutty Coconut Energy Truffles

Makes 12 servings

2 cups raw walnuts
1 T ground cinnamon
1/8 t salt
1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 T coconut oil
2 T almond butter
2 T maple syrup (optional)
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cub unsweetened shredded coconut

Place walnuts, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor. Blend until nuts are finely ground, about 1 minute. Add dates, cherries, oil, almond butter, and almond extract. Process until well combined; the mixture should be thick and sticky. Check to see if you can form mixture into a ball by rolling mixture in your hands. If it falls apart, add maple syrup.

Spread the coconut on a plate. Scoop the nut mixture with a large spoon and roll into 1 inch balls. Roll in the coconut until the balls are generously coated. store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.