Bliss balls, energy bites, keto bombs… Whatever you call them, they’ve been blowing up my Pinterest and Insta feeds forever, and it was just about time that I went and made my own.

My only problem with the recipes that are already out there? They’re loaded with nuts. While I do love a good salty nut butter, I work in a nut-free environment. I need to make and bring snacks that are school-safe, meaning they must be completely nut-free and peanut-free. Enter one of my favorite superfoods: the humble hemp seed. Also known as hemp hearts, these little seeds pack a huge nutrition punch.

Did you know that a serving of hemp hearts has more protein, more omegas and less carbs than a serving of chia or flax? Hemp seeds also contain: