Thermomix Fruit Nut and Chocolate Balls: Healthy Kids Snacks

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My life often feels like one long search for a healthy afternoon snack for the kids. These Thermomix fruit, nut and chocolate balls fit the bill perfectly and they are very easy to make.

Thermomix Fruit + Nut Balls

Thermomix Fruit + Nut Balls

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

    Soak apricots in warm water for 20 minutes.

    Place apricots and nuts in blender and blend. I do 1 minute at speed 8 in the Thermomix. I tend to switch off and scrape down the sides halfway through.

    Add in the rest of ingredients and blend until forms a smooth paste. Same times etc as above.

    Roll teaspoonfuls into balls and then roll these in shredded coconut.

    Keep in fridge.

    Feed to hungry children!

Once you have the ingredients to hand, and a powerful blender, these just take a few minutes.

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!

 

 
 
 

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Posted on: February 13, 2021

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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