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.
- 150g dried apricots
- 125g walnuts
- 250g mixed other dried fruits eg sultanas, figs, dates, glace ginger
- 100g rolled oats
- 1tbs tahini
- 2tbs cocoa powder
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.