Thermomix Fruit Nut and Chocolate Balls

fruit and nut balls

My life often feels like one long search for a healthy afternoon snack for the kids!

Here’s something that does fit the bill, and once you have the ingredients to hand, and a powerful blender, they’re dead easy to make.

Cheeky Little Thermomix Fruit + Nut + Chocolate Balls
 
Adapted from a Thermomix recipe, these balls are super healthy.
Ingredients
  • 150g dried apricots
  • 125g walnuts
  • 250g mixed other dried fruits eg sultanas, figs, dates, glace ginger
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 1tbs tahini
  • 2tbs cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Soak apricots in warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Place apricots and nuts in blender and blend. I do 1 minute at speed 8 in the Thermomix. I tend to switch off and crape down the sides halfway through.
  3. Add in rest of ingedients and blend until forms a smooth paste. Same times etc as above.
  4. Rolls teaspoonfuls into balls and then roll these in shredded coconut.
  5. Keep in fridge.
  6. Feed to hungry children!
Notes
Sometimes I use up old cereal instead of oats or along with the oats.
You can add a scoop or two of protein powder if the fancy takes you.

The kids have tried rolling them in Milo as well, which worked well at the time, but they didn’t look so great a day later.

 

Happy snacking!

Seana xx

 

 

 

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

2 Comments

  • Reply April 19, 2015

    PlanningQueen

    These sound great Seana. Can’t decide if I want a Thermomix or not. Two sisters and lots of friends have them and love them. Do you use your lots?

    • Reply April 19, 2015

      Seana Smith

      I do use mine all the time. It’s great. A meal cooked in it only feeds us for one meal though, no big batches which is one issue. Friends who love to cook and have less kids and more time decided not to get one. I didn’t have many gadgets which it replaced. Having said that, it is very expensive and has a certain amount of trendiness. I am a sucker for novelty… currently thinking I must look into getting a stand up desk… tend to be a bit of an impulse shopper. But I do use it a lot, it’s a boon for not-great cooks, I think.

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