This has been my most evolved recipe. It’s been through about five different testing stages throughout the years and I think I’ve nailed it…
This recipe started out as a little date ball that was still super healthy but just straight carbs. I then evolved the recipe into a protein bar with added protein and pressed into a pan. They just did not slice well and weren’t a good “bar” material but they were so delicious so the flavouring was there. So I went back to the ball form but rather than having them super sticky I decided to roll them in hemp seeds therefore adding more protein and some omegas to the mix.
They are now perfect! These sweet treats are so delicious and have a ton of health benefits. They can be used as a dainty around Christmas time, they can be made to throw into lunches, they can be frozen and used later. They make a great little healthy gift as well all wrapped up in a little tin.
The hemp seed really makes them gorgeous and gives them a little crunch too. They are really satisfying and just a couple will keep you feeling full. You definitely need to try out this recipe and share with friends!
Makes approx 30 balls
Cals per ball 60
2 cups dates soaked in water for atleast 10 minutes
⅓ cup oats
⅓ cup unsweetened coconut
2 tbsp flax meal
1 tbsp chia seed
2 big tbsp peanut butter (or wowbutter for peanut allergies)
2 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Quatro Chocolate Love)
Approx ½ cup hemp seeds for rolling
Mix all ingredients except hemp seed in a food processor, blend until combined well. Mixture will be super sticky! Wet hands and roll small tbsp sized balls. Roll in hemp seeds and set onto lined cookie sheet. Chill for an hour in the fridge. Transport to container and keep in fridge or freeze.