So, how are those New Year resolutions going? Was giving up sugar one of those resolutions? If so, how are those sugar cravings? Hard isn't it? I don't really do resolutions, but I am making an effort to cut back on my sugar intake, well, mainly my chocolate intake 😉 These oat, date and peanut butter power balls help with my chocolate cravings and they may just help you with your sugar cravings. They are sweet, gooey, filling and take very little time to make so well worth the effort to have some stashed in your fridge.
Kids love these too, in fact this is a great little recipe to get the kids in on, they love shaping the mixture into balls, and of course they love the sweetness of them without knowing they are actually healthy. It's always a bonus to me when I can sneak some goodness in without anyone finding out, haha. If you or your child have a peanut allergy just swap the peanut butter for almond butter, or a seed butter. To make these gluten free, use gluten free oats.
These oat, date and peanut butter power balls are:
Oat, Date and Peanut Butter Power Balls
- 1 cup jumbo oats (100g)
- 180 g medjool dates , roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter (sugar/salt/palm oil free, 100% peanut butter)
- 2 tbsp water
- Soak the cranberries in warm water for 2o minutes, then rinse them in water.
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor, blitz until everything is combined and is almost forming a ball.
- Shape into little balls, by rubbing a tablespoon of he mixture between the palms of your hands. Place on a lined baking tray and let them cook in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Place in an airtight container in the fridge and they will keep for 3-4 days.