cacao and coconut super balls

Cacao + Coconut Snacks on childmagsblog.com

Perfect for energetic kids and parents on the go, these tasty protein-rich balls from the Three Blue Ducks new cookbook, The Blue Ducks’ Real Food, make for a great healthy holiday or after-sport snack.

Makes: 20 balls

Ingredients:
100g dates, pitted
100g prunes, pitted
100g coconut oil
200g desiccated coconut
50g chia seeds
50g cacao powder
3½ tablespoons cacao nibs
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon bee pollen

Add the dates, prunes and coconut oil to a blender and process until a smooth paste forms.

Add the date paste to a large bowl with half the desiccated coconut and the remaining ingredients. Using your hands, mix until combined and then roll into walnut-sized balls. Roll the balls in the remaining desiccated coconut and refrigerate to firm up. These will keep for a couple of months in the fridge. Recipes From The Blue Ducks Real Food on childmagsblog.com Recipe from The Blue Ducks’ Real Food by Mark LaBrooy and Darren Robertson published by Pan Macmillan, available now.