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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

During my Vegan experiment, loads of websites and books suggested these energy balls asa tasty little sweet treat, great for boosting energy levels and still relatively healthy- win/win or what?!  Although there are lots of different recipes for energy balls, I fancied this one the most and hopefully you will too!

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter

Dried fruit and nuts (of your choice)

Golden or maple syrup

energy-balls-mix-1Method:

Separate your fruit and nuts if they aren’t already (I used a mixed fruit and nut packet) , and roughly blend your nuts (by hand or in a food processor).

In a bowl put 2Tbs of Peanut Butter and 2 Tbs of your chosen syrup (I used golden syrup) and mix together, (amend the measurements to your taste).

Slowly add the nuts and fruit until your mixture becomes a thick paste (like cookie dough, depending on how much peanut butter and syrup you put in).

When your mixture is combined, roll out 8 energy balls.

Place them on baking paper, in a tub or plate and place them in the fridge to set for about 30mins – 1hour.

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If you’re not vegan but would still like the try this recipe, try adding chocolate, or something else that you enjoy snacking on!

By Georgie Dias

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