Chocolate Power Balls

As a follow-on from my playful powerballs, these chocolate treats will satisfy even the most die-hard chocoholic. These are nut-free which make them ideal as a healthy treat for the school lunch box, or for parties, Easter or just to have.  If made with gluten free oats they are perfect for those avoiding gluten, they are also sugar and dairy free.  But none of that matters because they taste SOOO good!  The fact they are full of slow-release energy and packed full of nutritional greatness is an incidental bonus.  These little gems are high in antioxidants, magnesium, vitamin C, Calcium, iron, fibre and healthy fats.  They are super quick to make too.

We went for the Bunny poop look for Easter, so simply make smaller sizes to get the desired effect!  Warning: May cause small children to shriek with delight!


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Chocolate Power Balls
As a follow-on from my playful powerballs, these chocolate treats will satisfy even the most die-hard chocoholic. These are nut-free which make them ideal as a healthy treat for the school lunch box, or for parties, Easter or just to have. If made with gluten free oats they are perfect for those avoiding gluten, they are also sugar and dairy free. But none of that matters because they taste SOOO good! The fact they are full of slow-release energy and packed full of nutritional greatness is an incidental bonus. These little gems are high in antioxidants, magnesium, vitamin C, Calcium, iron, fibre and healthy fats. They are super quick to make too. We went for the Bunny poop look for Easter, so simply make smaller sizes to get the desired effect! Warning: May cause small children to shriek with delight!
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Powerballs
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Powerballs
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the dates, vanilla, coconut oil and water in the blender.
  2. In a bowl place the dry ingredients: oats, chia seeds, cacao powder, cacao nibs and optional pinch of salt.
  3. Pour the sticky mixture from the blender into the dry ingredients.
  4. I use my hands because you’re going to be getting them icky when you roll them anyway.
  5. Once the mixture has formed a nice dough-like consistency, roll all the balls. If you find it’s too dry, add a little warm water until you are happy with the consistency. Try not to make them too big. I roughly split the mixture in 4 and then make 6 balls out of each quarter. That ensures there is a bit of consistency.
  6. Dust with some cacao powder once all rolled.
  7. Place in a covered container in the fridge to set for about half an hour and they are ready to eat. They will last for at least a week in the fridge.
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