Winter Spice Balls

Healthy snacks with nuts, seeds and spices.

These fat balls are filled with protein, healthy fats, and warming spices and are the perfect snack when my mid-afternoon slump hits. That’s usually when I go looking for carb-heavy treats which do not fit in with my commitment to reduce my carbs intake. Easy to make and store!


  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • ⅔ cup raw pecans or almonds
  • ⅓ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup flax seed or sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • 4 Medjool pitted dates
  • 1- 3 T. honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons Winter Spice Blend (recipe)
  • (If you don’t have this available, add 2 t. ground cinnamon, ½ t. ground cardamon & ginger & ¼ tsp. each of nutmeg and clove
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Dried Coconut and/or ground cacao


Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until nuts are ground and the mixture comes together like a stiff dough. Taste for sweetness and flavor; add additional maple syrup or salt if desired.

Move to a covered container and refrigerate for several hours.

Once chilled, form balls and roll in coconut or cacao. Store in a plastic bag or covered container.

Winter Spice Balls - rolled in cocoa and coconut
Rolled in cocoa and coconut PHOTO:SK

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