Davina’s Power Balls

When I’m going out on a big cycle ride I like to stash some of these in my bike pouch for when the urge to snack hits. Anything I’ve tried before has been loaded with sugar but these are just right. Great for before or after a workout too ─ I don’t want sugary snacks any more. You can use any type of nut butter but peanut can be overpowering and is often salted. Try cashew, almond or hazelnut butter or there is a nice three-nut one.


  • 100g crunchy nut butter, cashew, almond or hazelnut butter or there is a nice three-nut one
  • 100g honey
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 100g desiccated coconut OR 50g desiccated coconut and 50g oatmeal
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • extra desiccated coconut, cocoa, or sesame seeds, for rolling


  1. Put the nut butter and honey in a saucepan and stir them over a low heat until they have melted together.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cocoa, coconut (or coconut and oatmeal) and the sesame seeds. Mix very thoroughly until everything has come together in a firm but sticky mixture. Allow this to cool completely, then chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes to make rolling easier.
  3. Roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls, then roll each one in a coating of your choice. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container.