These healthy fruit balls are delicious and healthy and quite frankly hard to stop at one.  I always get a bit peckish around 3.30pm, just when the kids are snacking on biscuits and dips.  I try to be good and these are perfect for when you crave a bit of sweetness and something yummy without having the guilts.

I am not a nutritionist, but I know these ingredients are healthy.

  • 1 cup of dried fruit, dates, figs
  • 1 cup of raw nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2-3 teaspoons of cacao powder
  • coconut for rolling


Get out your blender and blend all the ingredients together.  The mixture will be a bit sticky and should be able to hold together when squeezed in your hand.  You can add a bit of vanilla extract or a teaspoon of water if the mixture is a bit dry.


Roll them into little balls and then roll them in coconut.balls_opt

Delicious as a mid morning snack with coffee or a cup of tea.  Warning! teenage boys will devour the lot!  I tend to make an announcement saying these are my healthy treats that you won’t like.  Works every time!

Store in the fridge in an air tight container.