These delicious little balls of delight are an ideal healthy snack that will certainly give you an energy boost when sweetness cravings strike!

Made entirely from natural ingredients (and no added sugar) they are a saintly, guilt free, snack. Packed with protein these are perfect for gym bunnies, body builders and those who are after a little something to nibble on in-between meals.

Makes 8 big balls

Cost per ball – 35p

Nutrition – 182 calories / 5.3g Protein / 20g carbs / 5g Fibre / 1g sat fat


20g chia seeds

20g porridge oats

100g peanuts (roasted)

200g Dried dates

100g Dried Cranberries

100ml boiling water

5g (t-spoon) good cocoa powder


Finely chop your dates and cranberries and then add to boiling water and leave to soak for a minute or two.

Chopped Dates

Blend your oats and chia seeds to a fine powder & put in a big mixing bowl with the cocoa powder

Blend your nuts down to as smooth as you can, leaving a few chunky bits if you like


Once the fruit has soaked up all the water, blend it down to a paste


Mix together the nuts, the dry ingredients and the fruit paste

Form into big balls (or small ones if that’s what you prefer)

Lay on a tray lined with baking paper until firm.

Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, that is if they last that long!