Everyone needs a boost now and then. We all on a major mission called LIFE. Most days it wins at kicking our backsides, other days we rule the race. But any bit of help is welcomed and if they are in the form of small delicious bite size pleasures, then why deprive yourself?
2 cup of chopped dates
1/2 cup of honey
1 TBSP of Chia seeds
1 TBSP of flax seeds
A pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup of gluten free oats
1 cup of crushed almonds
1 cup of cranberries
1/3 cup of raw cacao nibs
Combine the dates, honey, chia, flax and salt in a food processor, it takes a bit of time to mix up, but leave it running and soon it blends to a delicious gooey paste.
Mix the oats, nuts and cranberries with the cacao in a seperate bowl.
Add the wet to the dry.
Roll up your sleeves and mix. It’s becomes messy, but what helps is that you can pick your fingers after. BONUS.
Ok….now leave to “settle” for about 15 minutes.
Keep a little bowl of water on hand to dampen your palms, it helps when shaping the balls.
So, you can leave them raw, or you can bake them. I find if you bake them, you can keep them in an airtight container for 2 weeks, if you keep them raw, you have to keep them refrigerated, but in both cases they last that long (if you don’t eat them before).
If you bake, set oven to 180C, bake for 10 minutes, leave to cool before you store them!