Yes it’s kind of strange that Jack talks about his balls, but on the plus side this little treat is super filling, healthy (well, full of ‘good’ fats) and mega easy to make. I’ve put exact measurements below, but if you go by the rule that 25g = 1 heaped tablespoon or a small handful, you can’t really go wrong. PLUS to be honest you really can just add any goodness – you just need to make sure you have enough of the ‘wet’ (here I’m using dates and coconut oil) to combine with the dry. This recipe makes enough for about 15-20 balls, depending how big you like them (!).
100g dates (put these in water for a good 10 minutes before you start to soften them a little)
25g goji berries
100g shredded coconut
3 tablespoons of cacao powder
30g coconut oil
Throw the dates, pistachios, almonds, coconut, berries and cacao together. Meanwhile melt the coconut oil in a pan. Add this to mixture and give one more quick mix. Then have fun making them into little balls with your little one, or just by yourself (surprisingly meditative!) and leave in fridge to harden a bit. Eat and enjoy 🙂