How to make any energy truffle you like

Time for some not-so-Schweddy's balls. I started out making the cookie dough truffles from Angela Liddon's Oh She Glows Every Day and I love her recipe. This is a generalized adaptation of it. I hope she doesn't mind this considering I have like 10 readers. Alice, don't be mad! Everyone, go get her book. It's good. I've since come up with variations of my own and now we all depend on them. People panic when we run out. They don't panic enough to learn how to make some themselves, but they panic. 

Energy truffles


  • 1 cup Nuts, any kind you like, roasted or not
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter, any kind you like
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Salt to taste, plus any spices you like
  • 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate chips, dried fruit, or any other mix-ins that strike your fancy
  • Sometimes I throw some hemp seeds. Chia seeds could also work if you don't care about smiling with dignity.


  1. In a food processor, grind the nuts and oats together until fine, but stop before they turn into butter.
  2. Add nut butter, dates, and syrup. Grind again until well combined.
  3. Add chocolate chips or other mix-ins and grind until chopped to desired size.
  4. Roll dough into little balls, whatever size you want. Store in airtight container.

I keep mine out on the counter most of the time, but if you plan on keeping them longer than a week store in the refrigerator.

Adriana Velez