Energy Balls

These Energy Jacks can either be rolled as energy balls or done as a bar like a flapjack with a little bake in the oven for about 10 minutes then drizzled with chocolate. They are full of goodness and a perfect healthy snack any time of the day. I make them in batches and keep them in the fridge for about a week or two in an airtight container. How many you get from the mixture will depend on how big you roll them. But a marble size is good in my opinion & I get about 15-20 balls.

Energy Jack's

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

100g Rolled Oats

50g Cashew nuts (unsalted)

50g Pecan nuts

75g Almonds

2tbsp Pine nuts

3 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 tsp Flax Seed (ground)

75g dried apricot (9 pieces – slice with scissors)

50g Cranberries & 50g raisins

50g (6) Madjoole Dates (slice with scissors)

2 tbsp Cacao powder (ideally organic)

Juice 1 oranges

1tbsp Honey/ agave syrup/ maple of your choice

100g Nut butter (I use 100% organic smooth peanut butter )

Pinch of cinnamon

1tsp coconut oil

200g dark cooking chocolate. (50-80% & organic ideally)

Directions

  1. Put all the dry ingredients (except your chocolate) into your blender and whiz for about a minute. Then add your dry fruit, nut butter and whizz for another minute or two.
  2. Now add your orange juice and a dash of water and blitz to a paste. if you like more texture, blitz less.
  3. If you want to make bars, then line a brownie tray with greaseproof paper and flatten in the mixture. Score it to the size you want the bars and pop in a preheated oven 180C for about 10 minutes. Then remove and score again & let cool.
  4. If you are making energy balls then roll marble size balls with your hands onto a plate and chill for about 10 -15 minutes before coating.
  5. Once everything has chilled/cooled. Melt 200g of chocolate over a pan of water. I add a teaspoon of coconut oil to make it shiny when it sets. But that’s optional. For the bars just drizzle it over them and top with coconut shavings or bee pollen.
  6. Take your energy balls out of the fridge and on a spoon dip them into the chocolate covering with another spoon. Then lay out on a tray of greaseproof paper. Repeat with all the balls. Sprinkle coconut shavings, bee pollen, crushed nuts or toss in your favourite topping.
  7. Put in an airtight container in the fridge. I find the balls a have a better shelf life than the bars for some reason.