RECIPE

Choco-nut energy balls

Serves: Makes 16 balls
Prep: 10 minutes

Choco-nut energy balls

These chocolatey, nutty energy balls were an great, convenient energy snack in my first few weeks of being a new mum, as well as a delicious treat!

They’re dairy and refined sugar-free. To make gluten-free, replace oats with ground almonds.

Ingredients

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  • desiccated coconut 1 cup
  • nut butter (e.g. hazelnut, almond, cashew nut or even peanut) 4 tablespoons
  • cacao powder or good quality dark cocoa powder (e.g Dutch cocoa) 2 tablespoons
  • medjool dates 4, pitted (or 6-7 normal dried dates soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes)
  • rolled oats ½ cup
  • salt pinch of
  • tahini 2 teaspoons
  • maple syrup 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Method

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until well combined and the mixture holds together well when pressed between your fingers. If the mixture is too dry – add a bit more nut butter; if the mixture is too wet, add a couple more tablespoons of rolled oats. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls. Store in an airtight container in the pantry (up to 1 week) or fridge (up to 2 weeks). Alternatively freeze for up to two months.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Kilojoules
352
Calories
83
Carbs
4.8 g
Sugar
2.9 g
Total Fat
6 g
Protein
2 g

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