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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

A fun and easy snack which is actually good for your kids!
Content last reviewed and updated: 04.08.2023

Chocolate peanut butter energy balls

Recipe kindly supplied by

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Serves – makes approximately 26 balls
Prep time – 25 mins plus minimum 1 hour chilling
Cooking time – 8 mins
Special equipment – Food processor
Cost per serving – £0.30 (3 balls)


1 cup (approx 60g)- oats – 36g carb
2/3   cup (approx 40g)- desiccated coconut – 3g carb
½ cup (157g)- smooth peanut butter – 17g carb
½ cup (20g) – wheat bran – 5g carb
1/3 cup (approx 90g)- runny honey – 82g carb
¼ cup (approx 12g)- raw cacao or cacoa powder – 4g carb
1 tsp vanilla extract – 6g carb
30 g sesame seeds – 0g carb
Pinch of sea salt

Total carbs = 153g divide by 26 servings = 5.8g carb per ball


1/  Pre-heat the oven to 320 F/ 160 degrees. Place the oats and desiccated coconut on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Then place them in the oven and bake for approx 6 minutes and then remove and set aside.

2/ Then place the toasted oats and coconut into a food processor and blitz for approx 10 seconds.

3/ Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor or a large mixing bowl and blitz/mix for a further 20 seconds or until a smooth paste has formed.

4/ Remove the mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. *1*

5/ Place the sesame seeds in a small pan and dry toast them over a medium heat for approx 2-3 minutes, tossing them occasionally and then set aside.

6/ Then remove the chilled mixture from the fridge and on a clean surface start to roll it into small balls. Then roll the balls into the toasted sesame seeds and preserve them in the fridge.

Chef’s notes

*1*You definitely need to refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour beforehand otherwise it will be too sticky to shape.  You could even prepare the mixture a day in advance and refrigerate it overnight.


Henri the worm

Henri says – Peanut butter is great for kids as it provides a good supply of protein for body development, as well as essential fats for brain development.

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