Big Batch Chocolate Date and Chia Balls and Apricot Coconut Balls – Vegan, Raw, Nut free and Lunchbox friendly!

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I feel pretty guilt free when I tuck into a few of these sweet little snacks. They’re made of entirely wholesome things and the sweetness is all naturally derived from dried fruit. Wonderful for school lunches, or a plate of sweet treats to suit a classroom full of kids that might include children that cannot eat dairy, nuts, eggs, or who are vegetarian or vegan. You need little more than the ingredients, a blender and some willing hands (whether your own or some little helper’s) to roll them. These keep in an airtight container or jar for up to 2-3 weeks depending on the temperature. If warm out, keep these in the fridge. You can easily double the recipe, but I suggest dividing a doubled recipe in two for the sake of your blender or food processor.

Chocolate Chia Date Balls

Ingredients

½ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 cups pitted dates

1 cup coconut flakes or shredded coconut

¼ cup raw cocoa powder or high quality dutch process plus another 3 tablespoons for rolling

Method

  1. Blend all the ingredients together, barring the 3 additional tablespoons of cocoa for rolling
  2. Scrape the mixture out of the blender and with damp clean hands form sticky dough into balls about 1 ½ cm to 2 cm in diameter.
  3. Coat each ball in the additional cocoa powder. They look like little truffles. This mixture should make about 30 balls.
  4. Keep in an airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks.

Apricot Coconut Balls

Ingredients

½ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup pumpkin seeds

1 ½ cups dried apricots

1 cup coconut flakes or shredded coconut plus ½ cup for rolling

Method

  1. Blend all the ingredients together, barring the additional shredded coconut for rolling
  2. Scrape the mixture out of the blender and with damp clean hands form sticky dough into balls about 1 ½ cm to 2 cm in diameter.
  3. Coat each ball in the additional coconut. Should make about 20 balls.
  4. Keep in an airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks.

Comments

  1. Emma Whiteley says:

    Can these be frozen?

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