No Bake Elderberry Syrup Power Balls are full of antioxidants to help you boost your immune system while you enjoy a sweet treat for breakfast, lunch or even snack time!
Back to School or Summer time Snacking
Back to school shopping is in full swing for supplies, clothes, backpacks and school snacks. If your kids are anything like my children they eat a lot less in the summer time. That’s why we like to have healthy snacks on hand for quick and easy choices.
Planning and then baking snacks in advance, like power balls, muffins, or granola bars and freezing is one way to get ready for back to school before it arrives or have on hand once summer hits.
Elderberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins A, B and C plus are anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and are the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. When it comes to antioxidant power, elderberry is higher in flavonoids than blueberries, cranberries, goji berries and blackberries.
Known as a treatment for cold and flu symptoms, Feel Good Elderberry Syrup can also be used when cooking or baking as a food flavouring.
A healthy snack
No Bake Elderberry Syrup Power Balls are a protein packed recipe you can freeze and pull out for breakfasts, pop into lunches or enjoy while out hiking or camping.
Using only 7 ingredients, they are loaded with nutritional foods like elderberry syrup, chia seeds, nut butter, hazelnuts (also called filberts) and dried cherries. This combination of super foods offer immune boosting antioxidants, protein, fiber and healthy fats.
- If you can’t find elderberry syrup, replace with maple syrup or honey.
- Use whatever kind of nut butter you have on hand.
- Change up hazelnuts for almonds or walnuts.
- Replace dried cherries with cranberries or apricots.
Additional snack ideas for all you snackers!
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- 1 1/4 cup natural nut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp Elderberry Syrup
- 2 cups oats combine large flake oats and quick oats
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- In a whisk together nut butter, honey and Elderberry Syrup.
- Add oats, hazelnuts, dried cherries, chia seeds and a pinch of salt.
- Stir to combine. Let rest for 15 minutes.
- Pick up a small amount and start forming a ball in your hands. Roll into 1 inch balls. You should get close to 16 power balls.
- Keep refrigerated when not using due to the natural nut butter. Or freeze and pull out as needed.
This is a collaboration with Feel Good Syrup. All opinions, views expressed and recipe development are, as always, my own.