Recipe by The Gibraltar Vegan instagram.com/thegibraltarvegan

These ingredients make 15 30g balls.

You can change the juice to either blueberry for a sweeter taste or orange juice if you fancy a sharper citrus hit. You can also change the dried apricots to golden sultanas. Make these energy balls your own and mix and create new flavours.


  • 130g pitted dates
  • 45g pumpkin seeds
  • 75g porridge oats
  • 45g dried apricots
  • 95ml mixed red berries juice
  • 1½ cocoa powder


Choose from 4g freeze dried strawberries, 25g chopped pistachio nuts, 30g desiccated coconut, 2 tsp peppermint essence.


1. Chop the dates into small pieces and soak in the red berries juice for ten minutes.

2. Chop the apricots into small pieces and set aside.

3. Blend the pumpkin seeds and oats.

4. Add the apricots, pumpkin seeds, oats and cocoa to the soaked dates .

5. Mix together with a spoon, alternatively you could use a blender if you want more of a truffle texture.

6. If you are making them mint flavoured, add the peppermint essence now and mix well.

7. Using your hands roll the balls into whatever size you wish, I make them between 25-30g but for children you might want to make them smaller.

8. For all none mint flavoured balls roll them in whichever flavour you opted for.

9. No need to put in the fridge but in doing so they do get firmer. The balls can be stored for two weeks.

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Vegan since 2015, she is a lover of food and loves to try out new dishes, be it at home or dining out. This passion for creating new dishes led her to invent easy, tasty recipes that anyone can try, and that are now shared with The Gibraltar Magazine readers. Her gnocchi pesto dish is a firm favourite with everyone who has tried it. She loves opening her cupboard, and like an artist who mixes their paints to create new colours, she likes to combine, add and marry up foods with each other to create new dishes. Her mother used to say to her “You have to eat your mistakes”, luckily she said she doesn’t make too many but they are always eaten.