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Maple Walnut Energy Balls

Need a mid-day energy boost? These easy, no-bake Maple Walnut Energy Balls combine walnuts, oats, dates, maple syrup and are rolled in diced walnuts for added crunch.

Ingredients

2 cups walnuts, plus 1/4 cup for coating

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 7 dates)

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat mole sauce and chicken broth on the stove in a large, ovenproof pot or Dutch oven on medium heat.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add chicken wings and stir until wings are coated with sauce.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover and transfer to the oven; bake 45 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.
  7. Sprinkle with more almonds and serve.
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Nutritional Information

Based on 16 servings.

Per serving:

Calories 179
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 37mg
Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Calcium 30mg
Iron 0.7mg
Potassium 329mg