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Chocolate energy balls

Serves: 16 (makes 16 balls) Time to make: 10 mins Hands-on time: 10 mins

Ingredients:
½ cup prunes
½ cup dried apricots
¼ cup almonds
¼ cup walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated sweetener (we used Natvia)
¼ cup gluten-free porridge oats
3 tablespoons desiccated coconut (reserve a little to decorate)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder (20g) (reserve a little to decorate) grated zest of 1 orange (reserve a little to decorate) juice of half an orange

Instructions:

  1. Blend the prunes, apricots, almonds, and walnuts in the food processor until they form a paste.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, reserving a little of the desiccated coconut, cocoa powder, and orange zest for decoration, and blend again to form a thick, sticky paste. Don’t over-blend, as the mixture should be quite coarse.
  3. Roll the mixture into a sausage shape and cut into 16 pieces, then roll each piece into a ball.
  4. Roll 4 of the balls in cocoa powder, 4 in coconut, and 4 in orange zest to decorate and store in an airtight container in the fridge, where they will keep for a week.

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