Before we start with why I love these so much and how I make them. I want to give Lydia Millen a shoutout, who shared Carrie's recipe which I almost completely used for these. So give these gorgeous girls a follow.

I have been on the hunt for a delicious but healthy snack for in between meals. I am not someone who needs to snack all the time but when I have a very stressful day or it's exam period I find myself raiding our cupboards for something quick and small to eat. Something that gives me some energy and satisfies my craving for sweets. Of course, I still treat myself to some chocolate but I try not to have it in the house (I will eat the whole thing in one go) so I was looking for an alternative. When Lydia showed this recipe in one of her vlogs I knew I had to try this. Everything Carrie makes always looks so good. So why not? 

So a few weekends ago I got all the ingredients and gave it a go. I don't have a proper food processor but the Nutri Bullet did the job quite well. And surprisingly they were delicious and even my boyfriend likes them. Now I make them almost every weekend for the week ahead.

So let's get into how to make them... 

  • 200g of pitted dates
  • 160g of ground almonds
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  •          40ml of coconut oil
  •          50g of crunchy peanut butter

Whizz everything besides the coconut oil and the peanut butter in the blender. You will get a pretty fine consistency. Then you add the oil and the butter by hand and mix it well. Then roll them into small balls, mine make about 12 balls. I then love to roll them in some more coconut or even some cacao powder. You can either pop them in the fridge or the freezer and enjoy over the next few days (or eat them all at once). Enjoy! 

x Lisa