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Healthy Living Snacks Recipes

Chia, almond and cacao balls

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons white chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 cup mixture of blanched almonds and walnuts
  • 2 Oat Activ Sachets
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup peanut butter (100% peanuts- no added salt/ sugar or vegetable oils)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (extra 2 teaspoons if the mixture does not bind)


  1. 1 Oat Activ Sachet plus ¼ cup shredded coconut- mixed together.
  2. Place vanilla, chia seeds and milk in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Meanwhile, process almonds, walnuts and ¼ cup coconut until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Add cacao, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add peanut butter, syrup, oats and chia mixture. Stir to combine, adding an extra 2 teaspoons of syrup to bind mixture, if needed.
  4. Place remaining coconut in a shallow dish. Using 1 tablespoon of mixture, press and roll mixture together to form a ball. Roll ball in coconut/ Oat Activ Mixture to lightly coat. Place on a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with remaining mixture and coconut/ Oat Activ. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.