Chocolate orange energy ball bats by Annabel Karmel

Chocolate orange energy ball bats by Annabel Karmel

by Annabel Karmel |
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Makes 15-20 bats


  • 160g dates

  • 160g cashew nuts

  • 100g raisins

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • ½ tsp orange extract

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  • Decoration (for children over 12 months)

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  • Desiccated coconut

  • Cocoa powder

  • Chocolate sprinkles

  • Cake décor edible eyes

  • Black ready to roll icing

  • Black icing pen

  • Oreo Cookies

1.     Measure all of the ingredients including 4 tbsp of boiling water into a food processor. Whiz together until the mixture is finely chopped and well blended.

2.     Shape into 15 to 20 balls.

3.     Roll one third into coconut, one third into cocoa powder and one third into chocolate sprinkles.

4.     Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm. Stick on the edible eyes using a little black writing icing and roll up a small ball of ready to roll icing for the nose.

5.     Slice an Oreo cookie in half and scrape away the filling. Break the cookie in half to make 2 wings and insert into the side of the energy ball.

Suitable from 9 months +

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