This recipe makes scrumptious energy balls if left raw or you can roll out the dough and make them into cookies by baking them. I’m not sure which way I prefer them as they are both delicious. I think that these are perfect for the festive season, served on a platter with mulled wine. They would be perfect any time of the year though.
- 100g Almonds
- 100g Raisins
- 50g pumpkin seeds
- 50g sunflower seeds/sesame seeds
- 50g Goji berries
- 50g oats
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds mixed with 2 Tbsp water
- Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until the nuts have broken up and the ingredients are all combined.
- Remove the dough and put it in to the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celcius (fan oven).
- Halve the dough and place one half of the dough between two layers of cling film.
- Roll out the dough and cut out cookies with a cookie cutter and place them on a lined tray.
- Bake for 10 minutes and them remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- While the cookies are in the oven, with the other half of the mixture, make small balls, the size of a small Brussel sprout. A damp hand prevents the mixture from sticking to your hands.
- Place the balls in small cupcake holders if you have them.
- Once the cookies are cooled, serve as they are or you can drizzle them in dark chocolate.