A nutritious snack for kids and adults alike!


  • ½ cup McKenzies Chickpeas

  • 3 tbs honey or maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup raw mixed nuts (IE: almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts)

  • 1 cup McKenzies Natural Whole Oats

  • ½ cup McKenzies shredded coconut

  • 1 tsp McKenzies cinnamon powder

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 2 tbs raisins

  • 2 tbs dried apple, diced finely


  • 1.

    Prepare chickpeas by cooking in 1 ½ cups of water until well cooked (approx 1 – 1½ hrs).

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, put the nuts and oats into the food processor and blend until coarse.

  • 3.

    Place nut mix into a large bowl and add coconut, cinnamon and dried fruits and mix thoroughly.

  • 4.

    Place warm chickpeas into the food processor with 2 tbs water, honey and vanilla and puree to a smooth paste.

  • 5.

    Spoon chickpea mix into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Mixture should combine to form balls easily.

  • 6.

    Roll mixture into balls approximately the size of a walnut. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.

  • Tips:

  • 1.

    So many flavour combinations could be used. Here are just a few ideas:

  • 2.

    Omit cranberries, raisins and dried apple and replace with dried mango and pineapple pieces for a summery feel.

  • 3.

    For an indulgent treat, omit dried fruit and honey, and add 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips and 3tbs strong espresso.

  • 4.

    Omit cranberries, raisins and apple and replace with finely chopped glace ginger and finely diced dried pears.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 259kj
  • Fat Total 12g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Sodium 9mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Makes approximately 30-35 balls.

Recipe courtesy of McKenzie's

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