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Energy Ball Recipe (Trekking Snacks)

Updated on December 19, 2015

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End Result

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So i've basically tried to make a snack that is healthy and gives an energy boost while on the track. I've not re-invented the wheel here, just mixed some healthy ingredients in a bowl and bonded them together with dry fruit and mineral water.

Most recipes I have seen so far contain ground nut butter and coconut oil which act as the binding ingredient. The prunes and water in this recipe are enough to hold them together so I didn't see the need to add extra fat.

If you want, you can also roll the end product in seeds, raw cocoa, crushed nuts or dried coconut (see picture).

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Makes four 50g balls


  • 15 grams Flax and Chia Seed, Organic
  • 10 grams Sesame Seeds, Black and White
  • 10 grams Desiccated Coconut, Unsweetened
  • 1 Heaped Teaspoon Raw Cocoa Powder, Good Quality
  • 80 grams Prunes, Stone Removed
  • 20 grams Dried Blueberries
  • 20 grams Hazelnuts, Roasted and Peeled
  • 25 grams Oats
  • 2 grams Salt Crystals, Pink Himalaya/ Sea Salt
  • 40 grams Mineral Water

Step 1

Weigh out all ingredients and set aside. Roast the hazelnuts at 200c for 8-12 minutes or until slightly brown. Allow to cool and peel off the skin with your fingers. It doesn't matter if all the skin isn't removed.

Crush the salt crystals with the back of a rolling pin.


Step 2

Blend the nuts and fruit in a mixer with blade attachment for 10 seconds. If you don't have a mixer, just crush the hazelnuts with a rolling pin inside a bag and chop the fruit with a knife.

Mixing the Fruit and Nuts

Step 3

Add remaining ingredients.

Remaining Ingredients

Step 4

Mix for another 10 seconds until combined. Add half the water and mix for 5 seconds. Add remaining water if required and mix for another 5 seconds.

Add Water as Required

Step 5

Divide into four 50g portions and shape into rounds. (see picture at beginning of post)

If you want, you can roll the end product in seeds, crushed nuts, coconut or raw cocoa. See below).

Store in the fridge until required for up to 3 days.

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