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Raspberry energy balls


If you’re looking for a quick treat that satisfies your sweet-tooth but is still healthy, then these energy balls are perfect for you.

Made from nuts and dried fruit, these no-bake bites are packed full of protein and fiber, whilst still feeling just little bit indulgent. They also happen to be one of the easiest things ever to make, as all it takes to put them together is to throw all the ingredients into a food processor, blitz, and then roll them into balls. Done!

The freeze-dried raspberries in these energy balls help to make them taste even more delicious and indulgent, but they are also completely optional, so if you don’t have access to any or just fancy leaving them out, go ahead! They will still be delicious either way.


 

Ingredients (makes 16)

  • 100g almonds

  • 100g cashews

  • 400g pitted dates

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)

  • 3 tbsp almond butter

  • 3 tbsp cacao powder

  • 25g freeze-dried raspberries (plus additional for decoration – optional)



Method:

  1. Before starting, weigh out all of the ingredients, and if necessary, melt the coconut oil over a low heat.

  2. Next, add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Blitz at a high speed for 60 seconds, until the nuts and dates are broken up and the mixture becomes mouldable.

  3. Using your palms, roll the mixture into large, bite-sized balls. If the mixture is too crumbly, add a small amount of extra almond butter to help it stick together.

  4. Once the balls are formed, transfer them to a plate or container. Optional – if you want to make them look extra attractive, crumble a handful of the freeze-dried raspberries over the top (but be careful not to overdo it, as the raspberries do have quite a strong flavour and can quickly become overpowering).

  5. Serve and enjoy!

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