Need a burst of healthy energy, then these fruity snacks fit the bill! Make a batch and store in the fridge for a few days.
Makes 20 Prep time 10 minutes
- 160g roughly chopped dates
- 100ml water
- 120g blueberries
- 120g peanut butter
- 60g oats
- 50g toasted sesame seeds
- Place the dates and water in a small pan, cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir, mixing to a paste and cook for a minute or so more to make a thick paste. Remove from the heat.
- Add the blueberries crushing them slightly, then mix in with the peanut butter and oats.
- Once cool enough to handle, wet your hands slightly, and roll into 20 even sized balls. Put the sesame seeds on a plate and roll each ball to coat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Toasting seeds really enhances the flavour. You can buy ready toasted sesame seeds, but its easy enough to toast your own – heat in a pan for 1-2 minutes until golden, keep moving them round to get even colour. Cool before using.
You can use any type of nut butter here to change up the flavour. And of course you could use raspberries, strawberries or blackberries instead of blueberries.
This recipe is easily halved should you want to make less.