RECIPE: Here's to snacking better in 2019

Kelly Albert is the producer of The Natasha Hall Show, and co-host of Montreal Eats, Saturdays at 11am and 7pm. 

These are a great mid-afternoon snack or a quick breakfast to take on the go! Makes approximately 30 balls, depending on the size you make them.



  • 1 cup whole almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • ½ cup golden raisins (you can use a whole cup of raisins and omit the dried cranberries)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pitted prunes
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsps maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Sesame seeds, cocoa powder or shredded coconut, for coating the bites


  1. Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until evenly blended, scraping the bowl if needed.
  2. Use a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to scoop truffle-sized portions of the mixture and shape into balls between your hands. To coat the energy bites, dip your hands in a little water to held the coating stick to the bites and roll it in the coating of your choice.
  3. The bites can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.