BallinaGirl, while hesitant to try it (she seems to be going through a everything is “yuck!”, with tongue out or spitting included in the disgust, phase), LOVES them and requested I make some more “balls like we had at that house”. So I decided to make some lunchbox approved ones (i.e. with no nuts). I unfortunately didn’t measure, and just added what I needed as I went. But looks a bit like this:
2 handfuls of sunflower seeds
1 handful dried dates
1 handful fine coconut
1 large carrot, grated
Sprinkle of cinnamon (to taste)
Coconut oil (can be left out)
Fine coconut and chia seeds to coat
Whizz the sunflower seeds in a food processor with clove until very fine.
Remove from processor.
Whizz the dates and coconut until fine and sticking together.
Pour sunflower seed mixture back, and cinnamon in and mix.
Add grated carrot and whizz until mixed.
Add coconut oil if required, to help reach desired consistency.
Roll in to balls and then roll through coconut and chia seeds to coat. Throw them in the fridge to firm them up.
I found the mixture to be quite moist, both times I made it, so maybe some more playing with it can help it firm up a little.
They don’t last long though, BallinaGirl keeps sneaking them out of the fridge!