Energy Balls

Fruity Cocoa Nib & Chia Seed Energy Balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 150g (5.29oz) Dates
  • 120g (4.23oz) Water
  • 90g (3.17oz) Cocoa Nibs
  • 15g (0.53oz) Cocoa Powder
  • 10g (0.35oz) Chaucer Cranberries 1-4mm
  • 10g (0.35oz) Chaucer Apricots 6x6x6mm
  • 20g (0.70oz) Chaucer Blackberry Powder
  • 10g (0.35oz) Chia Seeds
  • 2g (0.07oz) Ground Cinnamon
  • 2g (0.07oz) Ground Ginger
  • 20g (0.70oz) Coconut Oil
  • 150g (5.29oz) Desiccated Coconut,

OTHER INGREDIENT SUGGESTIONS

Why not try replacing the Cranberries, Apricots and Blackberries for Beetroot, Apple & Sour Cherry for an interesting and diverse flavour twist.

Vegetable:

Beetroot

Red Pepper

Fruit:

Lime

Lemon

Orange

Clementine

Mango

Pineapple

Strawberry

Raspberry

Blueberry

Redcurrant

Apple

Sour Cherry

Peach

Apricot

Green Fig

Kiwi

Wolfberry

Passionfruit

METHOD

  • 1 Place dates and water in the saucepan with the water and bring to a gentle simmer until water is absorbed and dates are softened. (2–5 minutes).
  • 2 Meanwhile warm up your coconut oil until liquid by standing the jar in a pan of hot water.
  • 3 With a slotted spoon, transfer the dates to the chopping board, leaving any liquid behind. Cool slightly and chop the dates roughly.
  • 4 In a bowl combine the dates, cocoa nibs, cranberries and apricots (crushing the freeze-dried fruit gently in your hands). Then add the chia seed, cocoa powder, cinnamon and ginger, mixing them altogether; add the coconut oil and incorporate. Stand to one side to cool slightly and allow the chia seed to soak up any excess moisture.
  • 5 Mix the desiccated coconut with the blackberry powder and place onto a plate ready for the rolling stage.
  • 6 Take small walnut sized amounts of the date mixture and with clean hands, roll in-between your palms, and toss lightly into the plate of coconut/blackberry and roll around to cover.
  • 7 Leave to set (approx. 20mins in the fridge). Should keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

BENEFITS OF USING CHAUCER PRODUCTS

  • Cranberries, Apricots & Blackberries infuse the energy balls with a naturally occurring authentic flavour and the strikingly vibrant colour
  • Ambient shelf life make this recipe easy and practical with a no fuss no mess approach, especially as our ingredients contain no additional water, which makes adding to recipes simple and easy
  • No artificial colours or additives
  • Less waste
  • Small quantities – big impact – low density therefore low inclusion %
  • Long shelf life at ambient temperature
  • Easy to blend
  • Healthy additions

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