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  • Preparation time : 20 min
  • Ready in : 20 min
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Kids can really have a lot of fun with these Energy Balls, experimenting with so many different ingredients and combinations of decorations. They make a great sweet treat, and are truly packed with goodness! Recommended by Nutritionist Liza Rowan.

If you’d like your child to help with the cooking and learn more about food,
scroll down for our child friendly tips.



  • 18 Medjool dates / apricots or cut dried fruit roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt

Optionally: add pine nuts, seeds (flax, chia, sesame, sunflower) , nuts (cashew, almonds) or orange rind, cinnamon, soaked druit fruit such as apricot… the choice is yours.

Have fun with the coating too.. . anything goes!


  1. Blend all in processor – mixture should be dense and moist.
  2. If a little dry, add a tablespoon of (non-dairy) milk or water
  3. Roll mixture between palms into small balls, and roll in cocoa, coconut or pine nuts

Get the children to help

Easy tasks for younger children

With a little help, children of all ages can get their hands dirty and make these balls.

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