Snacks balls… I’ll eat them, and the kids will too. They’re so good!
You might also hear them being referred to protein balls, or energy balls. Either way, they’re really easy to make in bulk, and healthy enough that you can snack on them through out the week!
There’s also no refined sugar as they’re sweetened by dates. Win-win.
Another thing I love is that they are so much cheaper to make at home. Think about Nakd bars, and other health snacks in the shop. You usually only get one in a pack for around £1. With these, you can batch make them for the whole week ahead, put them in lunch boxes, take them out and about, or just leave them in the fridge for when you’re peckish and need to curb cravings.
A few other combinations you might like to try:
- Carrot cake – walnuts, cinnamon and shredded carrot.
- Lime and coconut.
- Ginger and walnut.
- Cranberry and raisin.
- Dark chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
Vegan Chocolate Snack Balls
- 0.5 cup rolled porridge oats
- 1 cup pitted dates (soft - if they're hard, soak in water for 10 mins)
- 3 tbsp peanut butter (or almond butter if preferred)
- 1 tbsp chia or flax seeds
- 1.5 tbsp cacao powder (not cocoa - this is healthier)
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut (OPTIONAL)
- Blend the dates in a food processor or strong blender.
- Add the oats, nut butter, seeds and cacao. Blend again! You may want to keep some pieces/chunks for texture, or perhaps you prefer your snack balls smooth.
- Roll the mixture into balls in your hands - around 1 inch diamater.
- If you have desiccated coconut, roll each ball in it to make them look pretty!
- Put your finished balls on a baking tray and pop in the fridge to set for around 15 mins. Once they're set, you can store them in the fridge in a sealed tupperware tub.
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