These easy-to-make white chocolate-covered balls are a great snack idea when you’re craving something sweet. And, they only take a few minutes to make!
The amounts of ingredients given below make 14 energy balls.
The recipe is called energy balls because the balls are rich in fibre and contain healthy fats, which helps us feel fuller and more energised by regulating blood sugar.
Oat flour in this recipe is added to increase the fibre amount of the energy balls. Oats are a rich source of beta-glucan (a type of soluble fibre) which is very beneficial for our digestive system as it feeds our gut bacteria and increases our satiety.
Medjool dates, on the other hand, contain considerable amounts of antioxidants, minerals such as Potassium and B Vitamins, as well as also being a rich source of fibre.
Furthermore, walnuts are the source of omega-3 fats, which are key to building and maintaining a healthy body.
- 15 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 cup (130g) walnuts
- 1/4 cup (3g) oat flour
- 1 tsp (2.5g) cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 4 tbsp drinking water
- 200 grams white chocolate – to cover
If you have a food processor, combine dates, walnuts, oat flour, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and water in your food processor. Then blend them until it reaches a consistency that can be rolled by hand.
If you do not have a food processor, crush the walnuts finely. Then combine other ingredients in a bowl. Use your hands to give the mixture its desired consistency.
Then, start forming your your balls. Roll about a tablespoon of the dough between your palms to form a bite-size ball. The dough would make 14 energy balls.
Melt white chocolate using the bain-marie method.
Cover each of the balls with melted white chocolate.
Then, put them in the refrigerator for a few hours to let the chocolate harden.