These are really quick to make – the ingredients just need to go in a food processor and you get a snack which you can eat at home or take out with you. The balls in the photo are rolled in melted vegan chocolate and left to set but these balls are also good without the chocolate covering.

2oz (55g) almonds
4 oz (115g) dates, soaked for one hour
2 oz (55g) almond butter
1⁄2 oz (15g) cocoa powder

1. Place almonds in a food processor and grind finely. Add dates (drain) and process until they are thoroughly mixed.

2. Add almond butter and cocoa powder and mix in well. If necessary remove the mix from the processor and knead it, to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

3. Roll into balls and refrigerate.

Note. You can replace the almond butter with peanut butter and they’ll taste really peanutty.