Lunchbox Cereal Balls

    20 minutes

    As part of my New Years Resolution to be more creative and use less packaged items in my childrens lunch boxes for school I remembered my fav, Bliss Balls. But, well, bliss balls aren't particulary appealing for children. So, here is my take on something more enjoyable for children. P.S. The best part is that they can help you make them :)


    New South Wales, Australia
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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 cup muesli or toasted oats
    • 2 tbsp wheat bran
    • 4 tbsp chia seed
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 2 tbsp peanut butter (you can also swap in one tbsp of nutella, instead of pb)
    • 1/4 cup raisins and sultanas
    • 1-2 tbsp milk
    • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
    • 4 tbsp of flax meal optional (would use if making only nutella balls to help with the texture)

    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a food processor or blender, place the muesli, raisins, wheat bran, flax meal (if using) and chia seed and process for 30 seconds.
    2. Add the honey and peanut butter (or nutella) and process for a further 30 seconds.
    3. Test by rolling into a ball, if it doesn't stay together slowly add a tablespoon or two of milk until you are able to roll it it into a ball.
    4. Roll in dessicated coconut. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.


    Now, I am aware that a lot of schools do not allow peanut butter. My children go to a very small school with no allergies so luck out. For those that can't can try tahini, sunflower seed butter, or simply use just nutella. If you only use nutella, you may need to adjust the honey as it gets fairly gooey. We use chia seed in everything practically. Great source of omega oils and adds some texture.

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