I found myself spending a lot of money on nicely packaged energy bars to get a quick energy fix after training. After looking at the ingredient list I discovered that most seem to contain 50/50 dates to nuts.
I gave these a try together with my son Casper and upped the nut content to make them less sweet and added cacao powder as Casper loves dark chocolate. We both loved them! And best of all they only take about 15 minutes to make.
Makes about 20 balls
Chocolate energy balls
150 g dates, stone removed
100 g raw cashew nuts
100 g raw almond
4 tbsp cacao powder
Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender/food processor. Blitz until the mixture turns into a dough like consistency, but still have some larger bits of nuts.
Roll the mixture into about 20 balls. I like to do mine big enough to be consumed in two bites.
Store the balls in an airtight containers in your food cupboard or fridge. I prefer storing them in the cupboard as I believe they taste better when room temperature.