I absolutely love these energy balls. They are packed full of nutrients and have a long shelf life. We use it as a “pick me up” bar when we are peckish or craving something sweet. We pack them in lunch boxes and for picnics.
I, found it particularly handy as a breastfeeding mother who is constantly hungry and mostly craving high fat and sugar content. These not only help me stay fuller for longer but also satisfy all my cravings, guilt free.
You can mix any combination of nuts and seeds. I choose almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts and cashews. But walnuts are good too. You can use just one type of nuts or a combination. If you have nut allergy, replace it with seeds like punpkin, sunflower, chia, sesame etc.
2 cups of mixed nuts
A handful of golden raisins
2 cups of pitted dates (I used mejdool but if using dates that seem a bit dry, simply soak them in hot water for an hour)
2 – 3 tbsp of cocoa powder
Dry roast the nuts in a pan. Make sure they don’t catch.
In a food processor, blend the nuts until coarse. Leave it chunkier if you prefer, we prefer it crumbly. Then add the dates and cocoa powder. Blend until it is all incorporated and starts to form a ball when you roll it in your hands.
Roll them and save it in a biscuit tin. Eat whenever as a snack or dessert or serve as party food.
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