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Recipe for Healthy Raw Energy Balls

Recipe for Healthy Raw Energy Balls

With so many cook books out and recipes readily available online, it’s hard to know which book is worth its weight in gold. This book certainly is.

Wonder at visually stunning designs and unique inspirations that make Katrien’s Gifts from the Kitchen a must-have for aspiring bakers and sweet-toothed fellows alike. With over 49 home recipes to choose from, Katrien says ‘when you are invited for lunch or dinner, why not contribute your delicious goodies for dessert, saving the host from having to serve a sweet course?’ And so this book of sweet delights is the perfect companion for any home baker who cooks from the heart, as Katrien does. Recipes vary in technique, but all are approachable and ingredients used are pretty easy to find. One of the highlights for me is the use of various measurements (for those of us who only understand cups!). Also included, are tips for how to line a baking tin (round or square), how to prepare uniquely shaped tins, and how to fold a piping bag. From Drippy Glazed Buttercream Cake, to Whiskey Snap Cigarillos, this book has a way of making you salivate.

Welcome spring with Katrien’s Healthy Raw Energy Balls. Katrien says, ‘I love to have a stash of these raw energy balls at the ready for an emergency snack. Gluten-free but high in energy and fibre, they will make the perfect gift for a health conscious person’.

Healthy Raw Energy Balls

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Serves: 40 energy balls
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 200g (1/4 cup) fresh or dried dates
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) cocoa powder
  • 150g (1/2 cup) raw almonds, chopped
  • 100g (1 cup) pecan nuts or cashew nuts, chopped
  • 60g (1/3 cup)raisins
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) coconut oil or salted butter, melted
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) honey
  • A pinch of salt
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) sesame seeds
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) sunflower or pumkkin seeds
  • Unsweetened desiccated coconut or cocoa powder to roll the balls in


Line the baking tray or large plastic container with non-stick baking paper.
Pit the fresh dates and chop them into smaller pieces, or if you are using dried dates, break them into pieces, place in hot water and soak for 20 minutes to hydrate. Drain the dates through a sieve.
Place the cocoa powder and chopped nuts into a food processor and process until the nuts are finely chopped and it almost looks like nut flour.
Add the dates and raisins to the cocoa mixture and process for a few seconds.
Add melted coconut oil or butter, honey, salt, sesame seeds and sunflower or pumpkin seeds and process until clumps form and everything starts to come together. Add a teaspoon of water if needed to bring the mixture together.
Scoop clumps of the mixture out of the processor bowl with a teaspoon, press the clumps together and roll into balls.
Roll the balls in coconut or cocoa powder and place on the baking tray or in the plastic container in a single layer.
Refrigerate the balls for about an hour until firm.

Tip: The raw energy balls will keep for up to a month in the refrigerator stored in an airtight container. They can also be frozen for up to three months.

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