Prune power balls

A sweet treat that's so simple to make ... Lola Berry's prune power balls.
A sweet treat that's so simple to make ... Lola Berry's prune power balls. Photo: Edwina Pickles, Stylist: Sally Parker
Difficulty
Easy

This makes a quick dessert or brilliant mid-afternoon snack. They're fun to make, so if you have a family, get your kids involved. Some people prefer them with dates, but prunes have a lower GI.

Ingredients

1 cup prunes, pitted, moistened*, and finely chopped

1 cup pecans, finely chopped

1/4 cup dried goji berries

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

 

 

Method

1. Combine chopped prunes, pecans, gojis, cacao, cayenne pepper and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well.

2. Shape the mixture into little balls and roll on a plate of desiccated coconut to coat them.

3. Store them in the fridge. 

Tip: If you don't like pecans, replace them with your favourite nut - just make sure it's raw.

*if you can't find moistened prunes you can get dried ones and soak them for about 20 minutes until moist.

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