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Power Balls - Growth Spurt Hero's

Looking a bit like meal balls here - oopsy!
I've been browsing to find a high protein snack for our family as Junior Gingerbread is having a growth spurt and most days needs a top up before bed. A large glass of milk and a couple of digestive biscuits, golden syrup and date flapjack or an extra bowl of Weetabix were getting boring. These 'power balls' from Trisha Yearwood are a step up in utrition and quite filling  - 4g of protein and 132 calories according to the source recipe.  Varying the fruit keeps them interesting - the original has cranberries which I have successfully swapped for raisins, apricots or a mix (depending on what's open and needs using in the cupboard).

2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of extra crunchy peanut butter - I've settled on 'Meridian Extra Crunchy' after some research this seemed a quality one with no hidden 'extras' and use a whole 280g jar
1/2 cup honey - a bit less if you don't have a sweet tooth
1/2 cup choc chips
1/2  sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons of flax seeds (thanks Auntie Bec)

Pop everything into a food processor and whizz together to get a crumb mixture. Chill for 30 mins then roll into 30 balls. Roughly 2 flat tablespoons per ball. This is a bit fiddly and they crumble to start with! Then chill for a further 30 mins before eating - this really helps them keep their shape. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container.

From the original - can't vouch personally
for the values, but, looks good

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