Prune Power Balls are the perfect pre or post-workout or anytime snack- loaded with antioxidants, fiber and flavor! I’m committed to healthy snacking in 2015 and in an effort to keep my new year’s resolutions, I’ve created a simple, good-for-you, tasty snack ball recipe. We all know new year’s resolutions are easy to make, but can be really challenging to maintain.

Prune Power Balls- loaded with antioxidants, fiber and flavor!

When I set out to create these Prune Power Balls, I wanted a quick, small, healthy dessert or mid-afternoon snack. I thought about using my typical go-to dried fruit, dates, but I really wanted something different. I discovered that prunes have a lower GI than dates, and are therefore better for weightloss. And by adding nuts, the insulin spike from the natural sugar is decreased.

Prune Power Balls- loaded with antioxidants, fiber and flavor!

Why do prunes get such a bad wrap? People seem to associate them with the elderly and feeble. Really, prunes are adaptable, deeply flavored and perfect for healthy snacking. I used Sunsweet® prunes; which are soft, sweet and make for delicious Prune Power Balls!

Prune Power Balls- loaded with antioxidants, fiber and flavor!

For you guys resolving to eat healthier in the New Year, focusing on healthy snacks is an easy way to improve the quality of your diet, especially when you add the Feel Good Fruit- prunes, to your favorite snacking recipes. Sunsweet® prunes and juices are an easy fix to help you stick with your healthy eating resolutions for 2015.

Prune Power Balls- loaded with antioxidants, fiber and flavor!
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Nutrition Facts
Prune Power Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.3g7%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 0.8mg0%
Potassium 103.8mg3%
Carbohydrates 11.3g4%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1.5g3%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:18 balls
Prune Power Balls
Prep Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
12 mins
Prune Power Balls- loaded with antioxidants, fiber and flavor!
  • 1 1/2 cups 9 ounces prunes
  • 1 cup 4 3/4 ounces cashew pieces (peanuts or other nut variety would also work)
  • sea salt optional
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. Grind nut or seed in a food processor until nut pieces are very fine, but not flour-like.
  2. Add dried prunes and pulse until dough forms into a large ball. Taste and add sea salt, if desired, and pulse a few times again.
  3. Shape dough into 18 balls. Dough will be sticky, it helps to have slightly damp hands while working with dough.
  4. Place shredded coconut in a shallow bowl and roll prune balls in coconut to thoroughly cover ball.
  5. Store in a covered container, in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
Author: Kim

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Not only do I love using plums and prunes for healthy snacking, but I also really enjoy incorporating them into my drinks. Have you tried PlumSmart Light juice? It is so refreshing and has the most lovely flavor. It’s made from a special variety of fresh, juicy plums and has only 60 calories and 15g of carbs, and helps you stay fit on the inside by providing a good source of fiber. PlumSmart Light is a great addition to smoothies, too!

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Something to think about….

Did you make any New Year’s goals for healthy snacking? I can get a little out of control when it comes to yummy snacks, so I’m really working on exercising a little moderation.

Have you ever tried prunes or used them in a recipe? Sometimes they get a bad wrap, but they’re really quite tasty. Definitely worth a try!