This easy snack recipe doubles down on the toasty flavor of the ancient grain amaranth by combining it with peanut butter and flaxseeds. Pitted dates hold it all together while adding extra fiber. Eat these as a snack, grab for a quick breakfast or serve as a healthier dessert.

Katherine Martinelli
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2020


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine dates, cereal, peanut butter, flaxseed and salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, 10 to 20 times, then process for about 1 minute, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the mixture is crumbly but can be pressed to form a cohesive ball.

  • With wet hands (to prevent the mixture from sticking to them), squeeze about 1 tablespoon of the mixture tightly between your hands and roll into a ball. Place in a storage container. Repeat with the remaining mixture.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 7.2g; fat 3.4g 5% DV; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1IU; vitamin cmg; folate 8.4mcg 2% DV; calcium 11.6mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 18.3mg 7% DV; potassium 109.1mg 3% DV; sodium 30.6mg 1% DV; added sugar 0.3g.