Chocolate Orbs are energy treats in the form of balls instead of bars. These Chocolate Orbs have lots of protein and fat that children need for growth. They are filled with fiber and antioxidants from the cocoa powder. Tahini or sesame seed paste adds calcium for bone growth. These homemade orbs are lower in sugar than the store bought energy bar. They are made with natural ingredients that you know.
The Chocolate Orbs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. They never lasted that long in my household. Arkensen simply loves this as snacks.
- 3/4 cup (180ml) nut butter like almond, cashew, peanut, etc
- 1/4 cup (60ml) tahini
- 1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
- 1 cup oat bran or quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup wheat germ or ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
Source: this recipe is adapted from Alive Magazine
Yields 35 x 4 cm diameter balls
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looks sooooo yummy! and What is Tahini? thanks Suanne!
Hi martha, tahini is sesame paste. Please see this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahini
Those look great! And full of good nutrients, too. I have tahini at home. Guess I should try to make some 🙂
Sorry for the silly question, but what age do you think it would be okay to serve these? Is two too young?
Hi Grayelf, I think two is too young. It has a bit of chewing to do because of the sesame seeds, oats, etc.
Due to the number of potential allergens (nuts, sesame, coconut, cocoa) in this recipe, I would recommend ensuring that the child is not allergic to any ingredients before feeding such a “combination” food. Sometimes, with very young children, it’s best to introduce single-ingredient foods first. Just in case.
Thanks for the input, ladies. I think I will still give this recipe to my SIL as it would be a great addition to the food repertoire when the time is right.
I noticed that the quick cooking oat is not cooked in this recipe. I haven’t eaten the quick cooking oat ‘raw’. Do I have to cook the oat first ? Just want to be sure I didn’t miss out anything. Thanks
Hi Joo, the quick cooking oat is not cooked in this recipe.