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chocolate protein bombs

Chocolate Protein Bombs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 balls

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Soak dates in warm water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain dates, then throw into a food processor or Thermomix.
  • Put the rest of the ingredients in the food processor or Thermomix.
  • Blitz until the mixture comes together – blitz until you get the consistency you want (I still leave mine a little chunky because the kids don’t mind the texture of the seeds but if your children prefer not to have lumps, just blitz for longer).
  • Roll into balls – I make mine smaller than the store-bought bliss balls because they are easier to pack into the lunchbox (I just pack 2 instead of 1 big one).
  • Place desiccated coconut onto a plate. Now roll the ball in the coconut. Give it a little shake to get rid of any excess coconut.

Notes

*My family like 85-90% dark chocolate so I used 3 overflowing tbsp of cacao. Adjust the amount to suit your family or use carob powder if you’re making these for little ones to enjoy too.

Freezing / Storage

These are best stored in the fridge, then pack directly into the lunchbox – too easy. I haven’t tested freezing these yet but it’s not really necessary, they will last a month in the fridge anyway.

Another 2 Ways

Jaffa Balls: Replace the peppermint oil with orange – you could add a tablespoon of orange juice and some zest or use 2 drops of food grade orange oil.
Choco-Nana Balls: Replace the peppermint oil with half a dried banana popped int the food processor and a good pinch of cinnamon.
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Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Freezer Friendly, School Lunches, Snack, Special Occasion - Kids Party
Keyword cacao powder, chia seeds, coconut flakes, Medjool dates, pepitas, rolled oats, sunflower seeds
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian