Peanut Butter Balls2013-11-05
- Course: Snack
- Yield : 12
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 5m
These are so much more than just peanut butter balls, but I just thought that peanut butter, coconut, date, chia, quinoa and cacao didn’t have the same ring to it? They really are packed full of the good stuff, and make for a healthy little treat that you can feel good about. Harry is still learning how to talk, but it has been interesting with him screaming for ‘pee but balls!!’ at the top of his lungs.
Store them in the fridge or freeze separately to enjoy when you need them.
Nutrition Note: Peanut Butter ‘Power’ Balls also has a nice ring to it – high in protein, carbohydrate, fibre and vitamin C all rolled into one. Plus the 100% cacoa gives these balls an antioxidant boost and a slight hint of the lovely bitterness of chocolate (but without the added sugar from chocolate).Join us on Facebook for other foodie bits and pieces.
- ¾ cup dried coconut
- ¾ cup dried pitted dates
- 2 tbsp of peanut butter (no additives, try and use natural 100% peanut butter)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup rice bubbles (salt and sugar reduced) or quinoa puffs*
- 1 tbsp 100% cacao or chocolate chips (optional for older kids)
- *Choose gluten free option if required for allergies
- Recipe update: if you find the mixture too dry you can add more peanut butter, pure maple syrup or a squeeze of honey depending on the age.
Place dried coconut and dates in a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and process to a fine crumb consistency. Transfer mixture to a clean bowl. -
Use your hands to form a tablespoon sized ball (or roll to your desired size). Continue with remaining mixture. Store in the fridge for 3 - 4 days or freeze individually. -
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