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{Sweet Tooth} Raw Peanut Butter and Date balls

Peanut Butter and Date balls

Happy Monday lovelies! Hope you all had a good weekend! I’ve been trying to be more healthy lately and so last week I decided to make some super healthy power snacks. These Peanut butter and date balls make for a fabulous energy snack and are gluten free and packed with nutritious seeds. They are also so quick and easy to make. I actually experimented and made this recipe up myself which was really fun. That’s the beauty of a no-baking recipe, it’s a lot easier to experiment with! You could also try adding cocoa nibs and various nuts. I was very happy with the outcome though and have to admit that they didn’t even last three days!

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Peanut Butter and Date balls

Peanut Butter and Date balls

Peanut Butter and Date balls

1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup coconut flakes
8 x large soft Medjool dates (pitted)
1/2 cup peanut butter (unsweetened)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp chia seeds
30ml flax seeds
30ml sesame seeds
30ml sunflower seeds
30ml pumpkin seeds
1 tsp coconut oil, melted
Pinch of sea salt

* Mash the dates with a fork until soft
* Place all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well
* Use your hands to form a big ball with the mixture
* If the mixture is a bit too crumbly, you can add a bit more coconut oil or more dates
* Form small, compact balls with your hands
* Sprinkle Maldon sea salt over the date balls (optional)
* Store in a container in the fridge
* Makes about 18 small balls (depending on the size you make them)

All photography: Lana Kenney Β©

  • Reply
    August 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

    ooh, what a nice way to start the day lana!

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      August 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

      So yummy! Made with chia seeds from you!x

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    Megan of Dressed By Style
    August 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    happy Monday to you too, Lana! I love dates and I love peanut butter even more, so I think this is a recipe that I must try! xx

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    August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you for the recipe, Lana. I’m always looking for new ideas of healthy snacks.

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    August 6, 2013 at 10:01 am

    These look utterly scrumptious!

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    August 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Yummy !! Beautiful images

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