Energy bites

Energy bites

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Plus chilling no cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 8

Shape a mix of peanut butter, flaxseeds, pecans, raisins and coconut into balls for a healthy, energy-boosting snack

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
204
protein
4g
carbs
10g
fat
17g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
10g
salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 100g pecans
  • 75g raisins
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (or a mix- we used milled flaxseed, almond, Brazil nut and walnut mix)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

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Method

  1. Put pecans in a food processor and blitz to crumbs. Add raisins, peanut butter, flaxseeds, cocoa powder and agave syrup, then pulse to combine.
  2. Shape mixture into golf ball-sized balls and roll in desiccated coconut to coat. Put in the fridge to firm for 20 mins, then eat whenever you need a quick energy boost.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2012

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carollizc's picture

I imagine that almond butter would work as well? I really can't eat legumes, and peanuts fall into that category. These sound delicious, and will make a great treat when energy lags due to low blood sugar. I'm now off to the store to buy the ingredients.

vickihendry's picture

How many are in one serving?

philinbrighton's picture
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YUM! I made my smaller too as they're quite rich. Beware though, they're addictive! I made them for my boyfriend to take to the gym and I've just polished off three of them!

livyliv's picture
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These are perfect for people who like goodies that are not overly sweet, they have a more earthy and natural taste. The texture in the mouth is quite tacky, so I made the balls quite small to avoid them being sickly and this yielded 20 balls.

Mrs Pienaar's picture
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Just made these as a practice run for the 3 Peaks - they're great!!

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