Protein balls, bliss balls, energy balls - whatever you choose to name them - are no new creation. They've been a popular snack in the health trend for a good few years now; Deliciously Ella has brought out her own branded recipe to supermarkets and Vlogger, Sarah's Day has done the same for online sale. Although I don't want to put them out of business... they are stupidly easy to make + you will save yourself lots of money making them yourself, rather then buying them for £2.50 a pop.
They take about 10 minutes total to make and will give you a healthy and tasty snack alternative to a sugar filled chocolate bar. Filled with nuts, cacao and superfoods, they are not only filling (high protein content) and satisfy the sweet tooth (natural sweetness of dates), but they are also high in antioxidants, will aid digestion with the fibre content + are high in omegas. In layman's terms - they're great and super simple to make.
You can complicate these - adding more ingredients, different nuts, dried fruit perhaps -but this is my tried + tested recipe that I do over and over again, so go buy the ingredients + try it.
Makes 12- 18 (depending on how large you make them)
Take the dates, tear them in half and pull out the pits. Place the pits in the bin and sticky dates in the food processor, followed by all other ingredients... and blend for about 30 seconds. I use the back of a spoon to squash the mixture to the side of the food processor - if it stays squashed as you move the spoon, it's perfect consistency. If it is too dry and crumbly, add 1 tsp of coconut oil and blend again.
Make sure your hands are washed and then spoon the mixture out into your palms - roll into balls. I rolled a few in desiccated coconut, which looks pretty but isn't essential at all.
Place them in the fridge for 30 minutes minimum and you're done. You can store them in the fridge for about a week. Easy peasy. Mid morning/mid afternoon snack sorted.