Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Peanut Butter, coconut and date balls

Part two of the natural, home-made cycle food challenge, after my muffins , which were delicious but a bit too crumbly to eat while on the move, the girls who all got one ended up saving them for Chapman's Peak as a treat.

The cycle fuel challenge is to take along foods that can feed you on the long rides,  taking up the least space, being handy and easy to eat and a flavour you can tolerate while suffering up hill after hill.

My balance not being at the best, these were nice and easy to grab out of a zip lock bag and can fit in your back pocket without crushing.

Not just for cycling or sports in general, serve them as an after dinner treat dipped in chocolate, with coffee and for breakfast. Really quick to make and they freeze well too.

Peanut Butter, coconut and date balls
Makes 20

240g Mejool dates, pitted
120g salted peanuts and raisins
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp raw honey
50ml oats
80g toasted coconut

Blits all ingredients except the coconut in a blender until a paste has formed.
Roll into balls and then roll in the coconut.
Refrigerate or freeze until needed.

Recipe and picture copyright by Tamsyn Wells.

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