After looking at all the variety of snacks and energy balls in the high street shops and realising a lot of them contain oats which some people can’t eat, and also thinking about how I have made purchases in the past and hated them I decided to have a go at making my own.
Lo-Dough is one of the most versatile food items I have come across in years. It is suitable for many people with dietary restrictions and slimmers like me who like to supplement many things with this innovative low calorie wrap.
My recent successes have been with Skinny Mug Cakes which really are an obsession at the moment and I have lots more variations up my sleeves!
I was thinking of making my own energy balls with ingredients I like and came up with these simple ones. Lo-Dough tastes incredible with two key ingredients- butter and honey, it cooked to a gorgeous buttery nutty flavour, crispy and delicious. The balls taste amazing and are sweet but with no added sugar. The sweetness comes from the dates and they have a gorgeous buttery and peanut butter flavour. Perfect to nibble on. They keep in the fridge in a container for about a week but I bet you don’t have them that long!
Now I don’t really have many photos of this make as it really was an experiment just for me. I like them that much though, it would be rude not to share!
2 pieces Lo-Dough made into breadcrumbs
100 gms Pitted Dates
40gms PB2 – can be purchased from Amazon ( it’s a peanut butter powder with the fat removed and gorgeous)
2 tbsp salted butter
2 tbsp runny honey
4-5 tbsp water
Melt the butter and honey together in a large frying pan over a low heat. Be careful not to burn. Add the breadcrumbs to the pan and fry until golden brown
Place the remaining ingredients plus the crumbs into a food processor and blitz until the dates have been finely chopped. Start to add water, a tablespoon at a time and pulse the processor until the mix starts to come together. You will know when the consistency is right because you will be able to form balls that hold together when shaping with your hands.
Remove from the processor and shape into 8 balls. Place in a container and keep in the fridge. Lovely !
If you prefer mini bar shapes then press onto baking paper and cut into 8 pieces
99 calories per ball
Fat 3.4 gms
Syns – 5 per ball
Important: Please check your own syn values to protect your own weight loss journey.