Boost bites

Give your energy levels a boost with these refined sugar-free recipes+ boost balls. Nuts, dates and cocoa give you plenty of fuel, fibre and flavour along with guilt-free sweetness.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 26
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Boost bites
  • 1 cup pitted dried dates, chopped
  • 200 gram raw almond kernels, toasted
  • 100 gram brazil nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, toasted


Boost bites
  • 1
    In a saucepan, heat dates and 3/4 cup water over moderate heat. Bring to a simmer; cover. Simmer 10 minutes or until dates are soft and liquid has evaporated. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Process nuts in a food processor until finely ground. Add date mixture, cocoa powder and half the coconut; process until combined. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Using your hands, bring mixture together. Roll 1 tablespoon measures of mixture into balls. Roll in remaining coconut to coat. Transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Chill 30 minutes. Serve.


Toasting: To toast nuts, spread them over a baking tray, then place in an oven preheated to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Bake 7 minutes or until golden. Toasting: To toast coconut, place in a frying pan over moderate heat. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until light golden.

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