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Chocolate Energy Balls

Friday, 16 January 2015
I've been trying to come up with snacks that aren't baked treats and can be whipped up by the kids, and withstand being in the kids lunchboxes.  Here's one of the recipes we came up with.  It is so easy! Just bung everything into a food processor or power blender and whiz it together.

Chocolate Energy Balls

200g dates
200g unsalted mixed nuts
200g dark/plain chocolate, melted
desiccated or shredded coconut, for coating

Put everything, except the coconut, into the bowl of a food processor or power blender and blitz until a smooth paste forms.  Using damp hands roll heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and then roll into the coconut.  We made approximately 25 balls from this mixture.

Put the balls onto a lined baking tray and then refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.  These keep in the fridge, in a snap lock bag, for a few days.  


  1. These look great - I'm going to give them a try!!

  2. Hi, any tips for those who have to have nut free lunches? School requirement.

    1. You could try using coconut instead of nuts, not sure how that would affect the consistency though. Perhaps leave these out of school lunchboxes and have as after school snacks instead :)


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