Even though they are, without a doubt, my favourite go-to snack, I find energy balls the most difficult thing to try and describe or attach a story too. Their simplicity speaks for itself, and I have no need to tell you of a romantic idealised version of words, to make them appeal to you more.
These are simple, tasty and quick, to make and teat.
Sometimes in blogging, I feel so passionately about food but the words don’t always come out how I want them to sound and I struggle to put (the metaphorical) pen to paper; so I often don’t.
This is the kind of recipe
and blog post that wants to ignore all that faff associated with food blogging, so I am going to stop wasting time trying to ride against the wave, and just do.
Out of all the flavour combinations I have tried for energy bars, you can’t beat chocolate and orange. These energy bites are so more-ish and its hard to believe they are good for you! One thing I would suggest is that I really recommend purchasing cacao powder. It is quite pricey but a big tub last forever plus it’s healthier and tastes nicer than its refined counterpart. You can use it whenever you have a chocolate craving – but want to be good! Omit the orange if you want a simple dark chocolat-y tasty snack.
Ingredients for 20 energy bites:
- 150g oats
- 80g nuts (any nuts you like, I personally love cashew)
- 50g ground almonds
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 500g dates – soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes and then drained
- zest and juice of 1 orange
- First, place the oats, nuts, ground almonds, and cacao powder into a processor and pulse until you have a coarse mixture
- Next, add the dates and the zest and juice of 1 orange and blitz everything together in a food processor (you might have to do this in two batches if your food processor isn’t big enough!)
- Roll into balls and store in the fridge