I almost bought this, but in the same shop just a few feet away, there were bags of nuts and dried fruits for sale at a remarkable price: buy one and get the second bag for 1p.

So instead of paying £1.99 for ONE energy ball, I bought a few ingredients and made twelve. Here are the ingredients of my version:

  • 2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut (save some for rolling the energy balls in)
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure Madagascar vanilla essence

Blend everything on the list together until smooth.

Mix with a handful of pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Roll in 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut. Shape into balls and store in a airtight container. If you keep in the fridge, they will be a little hard but still yummy. They don’t last that long in my house 🙂