I am sure that everyone has experienced a mid morning or mid afternoon slump once in a while. Instead of reaching for the yummy yet unhealthy biscuits how about pre-making these healthy chocolate chip energy balls with my recipe. They are incredibly quick to make, involve no cooking and are 99% incredibly healthy and you will most likely have all of these ingredients in your kitchen. The ingredients list is based on what I had left over and just happened to make 12 balls as a delicious snack…although I shared them with my family and only ended up with two for myself. Everyone adored them, in fact my mum thought they were similar to Halva. Next time I make these I am tempted to dip them in melted dark chocolate then roll them in ground coconut…hmmm….not quite so healthy but wow that would be yummy.
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (you could use crunchy for a nice texture but I didn’t have any)
1 tablespoon of almond butter
2 tablespoons Coconut flakes/desiccated
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
3 teaspoons of honey (more to help bind if needed)
2 chunks of dark chocolate
☆If you want to make these balls healthier you can skip the chocolate.
☆If you want to make balls vegan replace chocolate for vegan chocolate and honey for date/agave syrup.
☆Use 2 tablespoons of peanut butter if you don’t have any almond butter.
☆If you do not have coconut you could use sesame to coat the balls.
☆If you only have coconut flakes, grind them up in a blender (I use this Kenwood one which is great for small quantities and strong and sharp enough to blend nuts very quickly) then place the coconuts aside in a small bowl.
☆Place the pumpkin seeds, chocolate pieces, honey, peanut butter and almond butter in a blender and zap until it turns into a damp sandy substance.
☆Pour out the mixture onto a clean surface and roll into a tightly compacted ball to bring out the nuts oils.
☆Roll the dough into balls the size of large grapes. When rolling each individual ball they should be a tiny bit oily which is perfect to roll around in your bowl of ground coconut. Continue until you have used up all your ingredients.
☆Et Voila you have a bundle of yummy energy boosters.
If you enjoy this recipe, how about trying my recipe for Quinoa Goddess Balls.