Lunchbox friendly chocolate sweet potato energy balls

Jacqueline Alwill

Brown Paper Nutrition

Can’t taste the hidden vegetable in these, it just provides a great binder and additional fibre to make these little energy balls nut free and one of our new favourite snacks! Great way to use leftover sweet potato too.

LUNCHBOX FRIENDLY, NUT FREE CHOC SWEET POTATO ENERGY BALLS
Makes 10-12

1/2 cup steamed and mashed sweet potato (skin removed)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried pitted dates
2 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
Desiccated coconut for rolling

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz to a dough. Shape into balls then roll through desiccated coconut and pop in fridge to store. Keep well up to 5 days.