Hot Cross Energy Balls

Hot Cross Energy Balls

These hot cross balls are a quick snack with all of the Easter flavours of hot cross buns. They can also easily be made gluten-free! You will need a piping bag for the icing (or just snip a little hole in the corner of a sandwich/freezer bag).

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Ingredients

  • 60g/2/3 cups porridge oats (use gluten-free if required)
  • 60g/2/3 cups almond flour (or ground almonds)
  • 6 dates
  • 100g / 2/3 cups raisins
  • 1tbsp coconut oil
  • 1tsp orange zest
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon

Topping

  • 4 tbsp icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Blast the porridge oats in the food processor until it resembles a fine crumb.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until it forms a sticky mixture.
  3. Remove the mixture and roll into balls and place in the fridge to set.
  4. For the topping, mix the icing sugar with a small amount of water so the icing is still firm but pliable. Add the icing mixture to a piping bag and pipe in crosses on the hot cross balls.

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