Choc-orange energy boosters

A banana and oranges on a plate Kids Lunchbox Recipes

Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:15 mins
  • No cook
  • Easy
  • Makes about 18

It only takes 15 minutes to blitz dates, nuts, seeds and oats to make this high-energy snack – perfect popped into a lunch box

Nutrient Unit
kcal 99
fat 6g
saturates 1g
carbs 7g
sugars 4g
fibre 2g
protein 3g
salt 0g
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  • 100g pitted medjool dates
  • 100g pecan nuts
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 heaped tbsp almond butter
  • zest and juice 1 orange


  • STEP 1

Place all the ingredients and 3 tbsp orange juice in a food processor. Blitz until chopped and starting to clump together. If it’s a bit dry, add a drop more orange juice. Roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls with lightly oiled hands. Pop 2 or 3 into a lunchbox for a snack. Keeps in a sealed container for 2 weeks in the fridge.

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