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Yoghurt Coated Raw Energy Balls

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Raw energy balls are a great thing to make at home! You can follow the recipe below however its one of those things you can make and substitute ingredients, if you don’t have them in your pantry. I make them quite regularly, as they freeze quite well and are a handy lunchbox treat for kids and adults. Don’t pay $4.50 for one make your own! This is the base recipe I use but I’m always mixing and adding things.

I actually used 2 recipes for this and tweaked them!

Peace n Love

Ms Fat Booty Bakes

Yoghurt Coated Raw Energy Balls
Adapted from SMH
http://www.smh.com.au/good-food/cook/hot-food-protein-balls-20130610-2nzj0.html

100g chopped walnuts or cashews, lightly toasted
100g almonds, lightly toasted
2 tbsp linseed, sunflower seeds , pepitas or any seeds you have in your pantry
170g medjool dates, pitted and chopped
100g soft dried apricots or figs, chopped
100g prunes, pitted and chopped
2 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp honey
Pinch of sea salt
100g desiccated coconut for coating

Soak the dried fruit in a bowl of water whilst you blend the nuts together in a blender
Add the dried fruit to the blender and blitz until a ball starts to form in the blender
Add the powders and spices blitz again and by now your mix should hold together
Roll out small balls I use a tablespoon
At this point you can roll them in coconut and refrigerate them or freeze them, otherwise get ready for the yoghurt coating next

Yoghurt Coating

Yogurt coating adapted from Real Snacks by Lara Ferroni
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Snacks-Favorite-Childhood-Withou

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-snack-recipe-ltemgtyogurtcovered-cranberriesltemgt-recipes-from-the-kitchn-183355

1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon gelatin
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
Pinch salt
2 cups powdered sugar

1. Place vanilla and water in a small bowl
2. Sprinkle the gelatine on top and whisk, make sure it’s mixed well with the liquid
3. Leave for 5 min so it sets into thick paste
4. Combine honey, yoghurt, and salt in a small saucepan over a low heat. The aim is to make the mix liquidy and warm. Don’t let the mix boil otherwise the yoghurt will curdle. This can be done in 5 min instalments in a microwave too but keep an eye on it.
5. Whisk gelatine into the yoghurt so it dissolves fully. Pour into a bowl and add the powdered sugar. Mix well so it forms a icing consistency but still pourable
6. Take energy balls out of the fridge and place on a baking rack with baking paper underneath.
7. Grab a fork or tongs and dip the balls into the yoghurt mix and place on the rack to dry. The baking paper underneath should catch the drips.
8. Once dried (can take 6-8 hours or overnight ) they can keep in a airtight container at room temp. They freeze well too and you can take them out as needed.

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