With school holidays, summer camps and picnics in full swing I have no doubt like me you are on an endless track of feeding and re-feeding. With all the sunshine and playing outside I find my two little ladies are in need of plenty of snacks to get them through the day.
Power Balls are a staple in my home and have been all year. They were brilliant for the lunch box but now we need some new flavour inspiration.
As I don’t have to worry about nut allergies in school these power balls are delicious and the easiest yet!
Peanut butter is the magic – it just binds everything together and give epic flavour.
I made a big batch last night and then I freeze them ( lay them flat when freezing, then transfer to a freezer bag – that way they don’t get squished ! ). I just pop them in the cool bag when we are off out on a trip or take them out 5 mins before they want to eat them and they are prefect.
Be careful of them in the heat – remember they are chocolate and peanut butter !! Melting is an issue in 25°C……
With fun & deliciousness,
What You'll Need
200g ground almonds
2 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp honey / maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
5 heaped teaspoons peanut butter
2 tbsp water
50g 70% dark chocolate
50g desiccated coconut
How to Do It
Let's Get Rollin'
- 1In a food processor blitz the dates with the vanilla and water.
- 2Add the ground almonds and raw cocoa powder. Blitz further.
- 3Add the honey, peanut butter and blitz until it forms a smooth paste.
Add cold water little by little if needed to get it to a nice consistency. About 50mls works well.
- 4Taste - if it needs a more peanut flavour - add more peanut butter, if it needs a little more sweetness adds a little more honey, maple syrup or rice syrup.
- 5Roll into small balls and then roll in the mix of grated chocolate and coconut.
- 6Chill in the fridge or put in freezer. Freeze solid and then transfer to a freezer bag.
Store in the freezer and take out as needed.