These lightly baked energy balls are perfect for a quick pick-me-up when on the go. They’re the ideal healthy snack or sweet treat. Nutrition facts: 155 kcal/650 kJ; protein 6 g; fat 11 g; and carbohydrates 10 g
Yield: 12 balls
80 g / 1/2 cup Prune Bits
30 ml / 2 tablespoons warm water
50 g /scant 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
50 g low-fat quark or cream cheese
50 g / 1/3 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon baking powder
Coconut flakes, for rolling
Preheat the oven to 350F [180C]. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Soak the prune bits in the water for 5 minutes, then blend until smooth.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs together with the butter and cheese until creamy.
In a bowl, mix the coconut flour, instant coffee granules, prune puree, and baking powder together. Fold into the egg mixture. Let rest for about 10 minutes.
Spread the coconut flakes on a plate. With moistened hands (to prevent the mixture from sticking), form into 12 small balls. Roll the balls in the coconut until completely covered. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the coconut is lightly browned. Once cool, store energy balls in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze.