These date energy balls are a super quick and easy snack to make. Perfect for on-the-go children and adults alike- my little girl absolutely loves them. It’s also something fun to do with children, as they can help measure the ingredients into the food processor- I always find that children are more likely to eat something, if they are involved in the making. The chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which make them great for vegan and vegetarian diets.
🌍 1 cup pitted dates
🌍 Handful unsulphered dried apricots
🌍 2/3 cup rolled oats
🌍 3 tbsp 100% peanut butter (I use Meridian Organic 100% Peanut Butter)
🌍 1/4 cup vegan chocolate
🌍 1 tbsp chai seeds.
⭐️ Whizz dates in a food processor until they break up into small pieces.
⭐️ Add the oats, apricots, peanut butter, chocolate and chia seeds and whizz up until combined. You might need to add 1-2 tbsp water, if the dates are quite dry.
⭐️ Mould into small balls using the warmth of your hands.
⭐️ Pop in fridge for 15 minutes to set and then add them to a sterile air-tight glass jar.
⭐️ They should stay fresh for one week, or longer if you choose to freeze them.