Energy Treats

These energy balls are a healthy mid-afternoon treat and will keep your energy levels right up there where you need it. Apart from having no sugar, it is also vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free. Makes about 20 balls, depending on the size.

8 Medjool dates, pitted

100g almond meal

30ml cocoa powder

45g desiccated coconut, plus extra to roll the balls in

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.

Leave to soak for 30 minutes so that the dates can soften.


Add the almond meal, dates, cocoa powder and coconut to a food processor and blitz together until combined.

The mixture should be sticky but if it is too thick, add 1 – 2 tablespoons water and blitz again.

Wet your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking to it. Roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls. Place on the baking paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.

Take the balls out of the fridge and lightly roll each in some extra coconut, to coat the outside.

Store the energy balls in a glass jar and keep it in the fridge.

Will keep for 2 – 3 days.

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