3tablespoonsflax seeds, or hemp seeds, plus more for rolling
Add oats, dates, sunflower seed butter, honey, vanilla, and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Process until mixture is well combined.
Add cranberries and flax or hemp seeds and pulse briefly until combined.
Scoop out approximately one tablespoon of the mixture and, using your fingers, form into a ball. Repeat until all the balls are made (makes 36). If desired, roll balls in additional flax or hemp seeds.
Refrigerate in a tightly covered container for up to 2 weeks. Energy balls can also be frozen.
Instead of dried cranberries, try a different dried fruit like raisins, currants, dried cherries, chopped dried apricots, or dried apple. Or replace the dried fruit with mini chocolate chips.
To make these energy bites vegan, replace the honey with a different sweetener, such as agave or corn syrup.
Replace the sunflower seed butter with peanut butter or another nut butter of your choice.
Add 1/4 cup of protein powder to the mixture. Reduce oats by 1/4 cup.