Whip up these super tasty treats in a jiffy; these delectable snacks are not only healthy and low fat, they are seriously yum, too.

Quinoa balls recipe - Healthy snacks - Women's Health & Fitness

Ingredients (makes 12-15 balls)

2 cups quinoa oat flakes or Forage porridge (gluten free options), or rolled oats

1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped

½ cup shredded coconut

½ cup sultanas

½ cup almonds

2 tbsp organic peanut butter

1 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla extract


Put all ingredients apart from the water into a food processor and blend until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add the water and continue to process until it becomes sticky enough to roll into balls.

Use a tablespoon to measure the mixture and roll into firm balls. Roll in desiccated coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Note: You’ll need to make sure the peanut butter is a good quality, pesticide-free kind. If your guests are anaphylactic and cannot consume peanuts, you may like to use a different type of nut butter or cold-pressed organic coconut oil instead.

This is an edited extract from Andi Lew's Eat Fat, Be Thin: sugar free, dairy free, wheat free recipes, $12.95 (e-book) and $24.95 (hard copy), eatfatbethin.com.au

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