Energy balls

Energy balls

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Energy balls

Energy balls Image:John Paul Urizar

  • ServesMakes 12 balls Serves Makes 12 balls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain, unsalted almonds, dry roasted and chopped (see Tips)
  • 1/2 cup brown puffed rice (see Tips)
  • 1/4 cup plain, unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

Method

Method

1. Combine figs and almonds in a food processor for approximately 1 minute or until mixture forms a medium-fine consistency.

2. Add puffed rice and cashews and pulse for an additional 15 seconds.

3. Pour maple syrup and tahini into mixture while the motor is still running, until mixture reaches a moist consistency that sticks slightly between two fingers.

4. Using damp hands roll a heaped teaspoon into a ball and coat with sesame seeds. Repeat to make 12 balls.

5. Store in airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 weeks until ready to eat.

Tips:

To dry roast almonds, preheat oven to 180°C, place almonds on a cooking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes.

You can find brown puffed rice in the health food section in the supermarket or health food store.

Recipe:Judy Davy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain, unsalted almonds, dry roasted and chopped (see Tips)
  • 1/2 cup brown puffed rice (see Tips)
  • 1/4 cup plain, unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

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