Snack Domes are a twist on energy balls I stumbled upon while using a tablespoon measure to scoop up the mixture to achieve equal size portions. (See the graphic below for this time saving trick). Snack time is often the time when people consume high fat foods with added salt or sugar because it is convenient or in some cases cheaper than the healthier option. People also tend to feel like something sweet for an afternoon pick me up. Treat foods should be reserved for family outings and weekend entertainment. Snacks eaten between main meals should offer nutrition rather than just energy.
Typical high in energy, high in salt (and some deceptively healthy) snack choices for adults and kids alike may include crisps, pastries, salty crackers, biscuits, scones, muffins, cereal bars, commercial popcorn, energy bars, protein bars and samoosas. These foods tend to tip the daily energy scale heavily toward energy input rather than energy output which leads to weight gain, obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes if it becomes a regular occurrence.
Healthy snacking needs to start when children are young and should be modeled by parents. These easy to make, Peanut & Raisin Snack Domes are healthy energy bites for lunch boxes fillers, homework nibbles or post workout snacks. Carry them on hikes or picnics for a healthy snack rich in healthy fats and fibre. This recipe is free from refined sugar as the inclusion of raisins provides the perfect sweetness. For a gluten free version, simply use gluten free oats instead of rolled oats.
Snack Domes Nutrition & Tips:
Each dome contains 3.4 g of protein, 5.4 g fat, 7.4 g carbohydrate
Recommended serving = 1-2 domes
2 domes = 1 carb + 1 protein
Buying an unsalted peanut & raisin mix is a more cost effective option for this recipe. I recommend measuring the peanuts and raisins separately. This task together with the shaping of the domes can easily be delegated to the smalls of the family.
Peanut & Raisin Snack Domes
By June 22, 2016Published:
- Yield: 16 domes (8 - 16 Servings)
- Prep: 20 mins
Snack Domes are a twist on energy balls I stumbled upon while using a tablespoon measure to scoop up the mixture to achieve equal size …
- 1/2 cup peanuts roasted, unsalted
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter no sugar added
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats or gluten free oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or cocoa or vanilla paste)
- Place half the peanuts and raisins (measured separately) in a food processor and pulse a few times to break up the peanuts.
- Add the peanut butter and pulse a couple of times to distribute it evenly.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until well chopped and thoroughly mixed.
- Roll the mixture into balls or use a tablespoon measure to create dome shapes. This saves time.
- Refrigerate the domes to keep them firm.
Snack Domes Hack
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