These delicious little morsels came about as I was trying to replicate a packaged snack we had found in the supermarket when my eldest two kids were little. We had found some bars that had a good ingredients list and I was happy to give them. Happy, that is, except when it came to the price tag. At over $5 for a pack of 5, there was no way these were going to make it into our regular snack rotation. So I took note of the ingredients and started playing around with different quantities until I came up with a recipe we were all happy with.
And so lamington balls were born. They are so fast and simple to make. I can have a batch of them whipped up within minutes. And by using organic and preservative free ingredients, I can also be sure that my kids won’t react to them. My youngest daughter absolutely adores them.
I store these in the freezer, ready to pop straight into lunchboxes. They’re also pretty good with a cuppa for an afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner sweet treat.
My only extra piece of advice? Make a double batch – they’ll go fast!
- 8 Medjool dates
- ½ cup sunflower kernels
- ½ cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor until able to be stuck together. If necessary, add a teaspoon of water to help it stick.
- Using wet hands, roll into balls, then roll in coconut. Makes about 12, depending on size.