Thursday, 11 April 2013

Super easy (and super food) POWER balls

I make this recipe so often and it's so easy you could honestly do it with your eyes shut!!  I've just made a fresh batch and thought that I really should share it.  There are actually quite a few similar recipes flying around the internet at the moment, so if you don't like mine, there are lots of options out there for you.

Ingredients I used:

200g  raw almonds (or almond meal)
20g chia seeds (super seeds apparently)
120g dried cherries or dates
120g dried apricots
1tbs manuka honey
2 heaped tbs cocoa powder (or cocoa nibs if you can find them.  They are usually sold in health food shops)
desiccated coconut

I used my thermomix for this recipe, but the great thing about it is that it's just as easy to make with a good blender.


  • If you are using almonds then blitz them in the thermomix (or blender) on speed 9 for 15-20 seconds, or until the machine stops making a noise (you thermomixers out there will know what I mean).
Almond meal made from raw almonds
  • Once you have almond meal (either made or bought), then just chuck everything else in and blitz on speed 7-8 for 45 seconds.
You could use any combination of dried fruits - my favourite is dates and apricots

  • You'll end up with a sticky chocolaty dough.  Roll it into teaspoon size balls with your hands and then coat each ball in coconut.  
  • Pop them in the fridge and enjoy.
They are so yummy and are the perfect snack if you're trying to be healthy or are following any kind of diet (which I'm always on - well trying to anyway).  They're pretty good for school lunch boxes too.

(Oh and sorry if this is too much information but any parents out there with kiddies suffering from constipation - these are the bomb!!!).

What would your favourite ingredients be?


  1. I have a similar recipe and I think its from Bec Mugridge. It is a bit different - Hubby and I love them but the kids not so much. Will have to try yours and see if they will eat them. Might be better for my diet than raiding the kids Easter Eggs!

    Annaleis - Blogs and PR Team Member

  2. These sound delicious! The perfect snack ;-) Thanks for the recipe! Monique xx #TUST

  3. This could be my new favourite recipe for my fussy kids - and I would be able to get lots of fruit into them! Great post. A shame I don't have a thermomix!
    Emily via Blogs and PR TUST :)

  4. These are fantastic Robyn - the whole family devoured them. I love your blogs and your website - thanks for taking the time to share your life and your recipes :)


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