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Energy Ball Bats

Round-up your little trick or treaters to help out in the kitchen and create these mini energy ball bats – the perfect energy boost before venturing outside to scare the neighbours on Halloween!

Prep Time: 30-40 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Makes: 20 balls
Great for:  Family Recipes Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
200g dates
100ml hot water
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
3 tbsp sunflower oil
40g desiccated coconut
100g oats
50g raisins
30g pecans, chopped
1 tbsp cocoa powder
30g Rice Krispies


Extra desiccated coconut
Cocoa powder
Chocolate sprinkles
White chocolate chips
Black icing pen
Oreo Cookies
  1. Measure the dates and water into a small saucepan. Cover and bring up to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Tip into a food processor. Whiz until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz until finely chopped.
  3. Shape into 20 balls.
  4. Roll one third into coconut, one third into cocoa powder and one third into chocolate sprinkles.
  5. Make eyes out of chocolate chips and eyeballs from the black icing pen.
  6. Slice an Oreo cookie in half and scrape away the filling. Break the cookie in half to make 2 wings and insert into the side of the energy ball. Break small pieces of cookie to make the noses.




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