Inspired from the healthy recipes of Hoorah to Health, these no-bake energy balls are filled with pistachios, pistachio spread, date, oats, peanut butter, coconut, dark chocolate, flaxseed and honey (optional). They are quick and easy to make and are full of nutrition.
(1) Remove any loose skins from the pistachios by rubbing them between your fingers. Place 1/4 cup of the pistachios into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Set them aside on a plate.
(2) Add the remaining pistachios and all of the other ingredients into the food processor and pulse until well combined. Make sure sure to add 4tbsp of Sicilian pistacchio spread to give a twist. If you don't have a food processor, you can chop the pistachios by hand and mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. It will just take you a little longer.
(3) Add 2 Tbsp warm water and pulse again. Place the mixture onto a plate. Form the mixture into 1 inch balls. I found that using damp hands helps the balls to form more easily. Roll the balls in the chopped pistachios to coat.
(4) Place the balls on the a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill for 2 hours before serving, and store up to 7 days in your refrigerator.