Chocolate Coated Chia Energy Balls Recipe


Cherry jam thumbprints recipe, from our academy’s recipe selection.

Ingredients

170g rolled oats (use gluten free if preferred)
40g walnut or pecan halves
30g vanilla flavour whey or rice protein powder (optional) 2 tbsps chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
120g ripe banana, mashed
80g peanut butter or almond butter
for the coating:
35g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa), melted

Makes 11 energy balls

Per Serving (1 x Energy Ball):

142 calories
6g fat
16g carbs
6g protein

Cooking Instructions

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until well combined and a dough consistency forms. Add cold water, 1 tsp at a time, if the mixture is too crumbly.

Roll into 11 balls.
Dip into the melted dark chocolate. Transfer to a plate or baking tray. Refrigerate or freeze for 10 minutes, or until set.
Optional: Serve topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks.

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