Superhero Balls by Annabel Langbein
Annabel Langbein’s Superhero Balls
Prep 20 mins
Makes about 14 balls
DF GF V VE
1 cup pitted dates
½ cup each walnuts and almonds
¼ cup each sunflower seeds, pumpkin
seeds and desiccated coconut
finely grated zest of 1 orange
2 tbsp good-quality cocoa
a pinch of salt
½ cup LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seed and almond mix) or desiccated coconut or finely chopped nuts, to coat
Place dates in a bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Drain well, place in a food processor with all other ingredients except LSA, coconut or nuts to coat, and whizz until smooth. Form into about 14 small balls and roll in LSA, coconut or nuts to coat. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze until needed.
TAKE IT FREE RANGE
SWAP IT OUT: You can use a mix of any nuts and seeds, just make up the volume to 1½ cups. If you like a chunkier texture mix ¼ cup finely chopped nuts or dried fruit such as cranberries through the pureed mixture.
This recipe is extracted from Annabel’s new summer annual Annabel Langbein A Free Range Life: Endless Summer (Annabel Langbein Media, $24.95), available from Paper Plus, the Warehouse and all good supermarkets and bookshops from 22 October 2015.