These healthy raw berry energy balls for kids are everything you want from a sweet treat - gooey, more-ish and delicious. Suitable for vegans.
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And what's even better is that these energy balls are really good for you. They don't contain any added sugar and they do contain a healthy portion of fruit.
They're also vegan, dairy free, egg free etc and make a great after school snack for kids because of the slow-releasing energy produced by the oats.
I've now made this particular recipe several times as the kids like it so much.
When I first made it, back in 2016, I couldn't make it with Baby S in the room because he screamed until I hand him some straight from the food processor. These days he's the one operating the food processor! With supervision of course.
Even R loves them, and getting him to eat raw fruit is no mean feat.
Are energy balls a good snack for kids?
Yes - energy balls are a great snack for kids and I often make them for after school or to put in my kids' lunchboxes.
Over the years I have many, many different varieties of energy balls for my kids.
Some of them have contained fresh berries, like these raw blackberry ones.
Others have been nut free so they can go into lunch boxes.
My personal favourite though has to be these chocolate peanut butter ones.
I've even made energy ball cake pops!
What's the difference between bliss balls and energy balls?
Nothing! They are just different names for the same thing.
Energy balls, bliss balls, energy bites, protein balls, date balls - they're more or less the same thing. Just the ingredients will differ.
Here's how to make raw berry bliss balls
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Raw berry bliss balls
- 100 g berries blackberries, blueberries or raspberries
- 175 g dates chopped. Soak in hot water for 20 minutes if dry.
- 50 g desiccated coconut plus extra for rolling
- 100 g oats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Before you start this recipe have a look at your dates. If they look at all dry, soak them for 20 minutes in a little boiling water. You won't need to do this if you're using medjool dates.
- Blend the oats in a food processor until they're the consistency of flour. Add 100g berries, 50g desiccated coconut, 175g chopped dates and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and blend until fully combined.
- Roll the mixture into 12 balls and roll each ball in desiccated coconut until fully coated.
- Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes then place in the fridge until you're ready to serve them.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Can be frozen.
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