Chocolate Energy Balls

Chocolate Energy Balls

Chocolate Energy Balls

The Pregnancy Pantry
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting Time in Fridge 1 hr
Course Snack
Servings 6 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats Gluten Free ( although not necessary )
  • 3/4 Cup Mixed Nuts Unsalted
  • 75 Grams Dark 90% Cocoa Chocolate / Optional Sugar Free Chocolate
  • 2 Heaped Dessert Spoons Organic Sugar Free Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 5 Medjool Dates Pitted
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk ( or any milk of your choice
  • 1/4 Cup desiccated coconut

Instructions
 

  • Break chocolate and place into a heatproof bowl. Sit over a pan of barely simmering water (a bain marie) and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.  Spoon in two heaped dessert spoons of crunch peanut butter and stir generously. 
    2. Use 1 cup of Rolled Oats and your mixed nuts and blitz together until the mixture forms a course powder consistency. 
    3. Ensure your dates are pitted and add to the blender along with the milk and blitz up for 30 seconds. 
    4. Add the other cup of rolled oats into your oat and nut mix and pour the chocolate mixture and date and milk combo into the bowl  combining until all the mixture is covered in the chocolate.  It;ll be quite hard to mix and feel quite stiff.  So you’ll need to put some elbow grease into it ( Arm day anyone? ) 
    5. Put the coconut onto a large plate and using clean dry hands roll the mixture into small balls, and coat in the coconut.  I leave mine on the plate as I go.  
    6. Once you have about 12 balls or more if they’re slightly smaller than these, pop in the fridge for an hour to set.  Although they’re delicious straight from bowl to mouth if you’re anything like me. 
    7. Store in an air tight container; these will keep for about 5 day and if you make a bulk batch, put in an airtight freezer bag and they’ll freeze for up to a month. 
    Enjoy x 
Keyword Chocolate, Healthy Snacks, Refined Sugar Free