Energy Balls


Healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to give up on treats altogether. The best thing you can do is to make some yourself, with well-sourced ingredients. Then you know exactly what you’re enjoying!

When you’re shopping for nut butter, look for the unsalted varieties, and avoid palm oil where you can. Keep an eye out for local honey too, it’s better than the other stuff for a number of reasons.

If you like, you can use an ice cube tray instead of forming ball shapes with your hands, and either way, you can hide nuts or goji berries inside for a little something extra. This recipe allows for endless experiments, and big batches if you love the results. They keep for seven days in the fridge but can be frozen too.



Whole almond or macadamia nuts (soaked and dried)
1 pinch cayenne pepper / 1 tsp cinnamon / ½ tsp ginger
1 handful goji berries

dates for dried apricots or prunes

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70g unsalted nut or peanut butter* *Common allergen
2Tbs raw coconut oil
50g finely chopped dates
50-70g raw honey
25g chia or sesame seeds* *Common allergen
70-80g desiccated coconut
25g cocoa powder
1 pinch sea salt
Small saucepan with a thick base


Step 1
Put the nut butter, coconut oil and dates in a small saucepan with a thick base, and heat on low while mashing the dates with a fork and stirring, to create a smooth paste.
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Step 2
Take off the heat, add the honey, seeds, desiccated coconut, cocoa powder, and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well, transfer to a bowl, and allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes (or 2 minutes in the fridge!)
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Step 3
Spread thin layers of your desired coatings on small plates. You could try sesame seeds, coconut or cocoa powder, or something completely different.
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Step 4
Using your hands, shape the mixture into small balls and coat them before transferring to a shallow container or tray to be kept in the fridge.
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Step 5
The energy balls are at their most delicious after 5 minutes at room temperature.
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