Chef Jason Robert’s Espresso Brownie Energy Balls

Serves 12   |   Prep Time: 10 mins  |   Cook Time: 0 mins

Packed with protein, good carbs, healthy fats and fibre, these will give you a slow release of energy to sustain you throughout the day. The chocolate and coffee make them delicious.  Special thanks to our mate Chef Jason Roberts.


1 cup pitted soft whole dates, packed
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoon ground or instant coffee
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
3 tablespoons bittersweet or chopped dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsweetened or dark cocoa powder
2 teaspoon G-Fresh sesame seeds, extra if required
1/4 teaspoon G-Fresh sea salt flakes (optional)
2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut


  1. In a food processor, add dates and warm water. Process until it forms a paste.
  2. Add raw almonds, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, chocolate, G-Fresh sesame seeds and coffee. Process until nuts are broken up but not until smooth.
  3. If mixture is still wet and not holding together, add extra sesame seeds mixture holds firm.
  4. Roll a tablespoon of mixture into balls. Continue with remaining mixture.
  5. Toss balls through desiccated coconut and serve.
  6. Store in fridge if not eating immediately.