Monday, May 17

Choc Crunch Energy Balls

On Saturday the big girl and I got into the kitchen and made a healthy treat. With our aprons on, my first apron since high school a present from my sister-in-law on mother's day, the two of us whipped up something for afternoon tea. I found the recipe in a New Idea magazine and it was a hit with everyone, even the fussiest of eaters enjoyed these choc crunch energy balls.;) I hope you enjoy them too.
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup sultanas
1 tblsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk powder
1/4 Milo
2 tblsps boiling water
1/2 x 250g packet plain sweet biscuits
1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1. Place dates, sultanas, powders, Milo and water in a food processor. Process until mixture forms a smooth paste, then transfer mixture to a large bowl.
2. Place biscuits in a large snap-lock bag. Using a rolling pin, crush biscuits coarsely. Add to date mixture. Mix to combine.
3. Place coconut in a separate bowl. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and roll in coconut. Place on a tray. Refrigerate until firm.

Makes 18

*You can replace Milo with strawberry flavoured or malted milk drink powder if you would prefer.*

Enjoy your Tuesday lovelies!


  1. Hi Catherine. The energy balls look great.

    I've spied your Women's Weekly toddler food cookbook and am very jealous. I have the newest WW toddler cookbook and like a few of the recipes but have found it lacks those good classic treats, etc. that we had as kids. I'm keeping my eyes peeled at garage sales and second hand stores for a similar book. I guess I could try the library too.

    Sounds like you had a great day walking the Gateway bridge and reliving some old memories. One of my friend's went but was squished by the crowd so decided to turn back. It's amazing how many people turned out.

  2. They sound delicious! I will give them a go very soon, as I am certain my whole family will love them.
    Is that your kitchen window I see? Opened right up to your garden? If so, i am seriously jealous right now my friend!
    :) Flick

  3. Sound yummy Catherine and how nice to have some mum/daughter time. I remember loving helping my mum at that age - I think it's when my love of baking and cooking began. I love how your kitchen opens up with that lovely window :)

  4. These sound awesome Catherine! Your big girl looks like she is ahving a ball, I love that!! Thank you for sharing the recipe, our Olivia wants to make some on the weekend!! Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday ~ Tina xx

  5. Love your new look and LOVE LOVE this recipe. I am so whipping these together this weekend! Thank you! xo m.

  6. I made these tonight after school with the littlest boy. They are yummy and so easy (except when you drop the container of Cocoa across the bench, on the floor and into 3 draws - no use crying over spilt cocoa!)
    Thanks for sharing :)

  7. oh yum yum yum must make these on the weekend with keira, she would love them!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks for sharing

  8. Hey Catherine!! Sorry to not be around in a while! Love getting caught up with you and seeing all of your gorgeous pictures... your blog looks really good! Thank you for the sweet blog award (sorry to just be seeing it)... you are so sweet! All of your creations are great as usual.. crafty and food! :) And.... your puppy is ADORABLE!!

  9. My, these look super awesome xx


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