Power Balls

Power Balls
Photo by: Scandi Foodie.


  • 16 oz450 g cooked and mashed sweet potato.
  • 1.5 fl oz2 heaped tablespoons almond butter, made with half a cup of raw almonds.
  • 0.68 fl oz1 tablespoon chia seeds.
  • 0.33 fl oz2 teaspoons raw cacao powder.
  • 0.17 fl oz1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 0.04 fl oz1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.
  • 0.04 fl oz1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom.
  • 0.04 fl oz1/4 teaspoon ground liquorice.
  • coconut oil, for rolling.
  • desiccated coconut, for rolling.
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Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, sugar-free power balls.


A great snack or afternoon treat these Power Balls are full of flavour to give you a burst of delicious energy.

You can find our Nut Butter recipe here.


Combine the sweet potato, almond butter and chia seeds in a bowl. Mix together the cacao and the spices and stir into the mixture. You should have a gooey, sticky mixture. Rub your hands lightly with coconut oil and roll the dough into about 10 balls. Chill the balls in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes, then roll the balls in desiccated coconut before serving. These will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • Serves
    makes 10 balls
  • Prep time
    5 minutes
  • Cook time
    30 minutes
  • Total time
    35 minutes
  • Anita

    This is such an awesome recipe, however, I’m allergic to nuts. Any suggestions on a substitution for the almonds?

  • Billie

    sunflower seeds/butter..

  • Amy

    HELP! Look, I know it’s irrelevant for this recipe, but I’m going to a party tomorrow and there’s gonna be HEAPS of sugar. What do I do if i’m on week 3? I don’t want to be rude either.

  • Carla

    Made these balls yesterday and I have to say I wasn’t so sure about the while waiting for them to set but took one bite this morning and loved it! Just such a different taste and texture to the typical ball recipes – yum!

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