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Energy balls

Yield: Makes 15-20 balls

Energy balls

Variations on this basic recipe are endless! Try adding seeds, raisins, dried fruit, dark chocolate, orange zest, spices, etc.


  • 50g oats
  • 50g roasted (mixed) nuts
  • 200g dates (pitted)
  • 20ml peanut butter
  • 15ml (coconut) oil or melted butter
  • Toppings (optional): cocoa powder – grated coconut – finely chopped roasted nuts – sesame seeds – popped amaranth - ...


  1. Soak dates in very hot water (as hot as your tap will go) for about 15 minutes to soften them up.
  2. Grind oats and nuts in a strong food processor until they resemble a coarse flour.
  3. Add dates, peanut butter and oil. Blend to create a coarse mixture.
  4. Knead into 15-20 small balls, which you can then coat (roll into) with grated coconut, cocoa powder, or finely chopped roasted nuts, etc.
  5. Refrigerate before serving (about 15 min).

2017-02-23T08:07:16+02:00February 20th, 2017|marula, mongongo, recipes|Comments Off on Energy balls