These walnut power balls will ensure that your body gets the essential nutrients you need following a workout. Taking only ten minutes to make and easily stored, these will pack a little power punch just when you need it.

Prep: 10 minutes

Makes: 12 balls


  • 75g walnut pieces
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 100g dried figs, halved
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (20g)


  1. Place 25g walnuts in a food processor, blitz until chopped and set aside.
  2. Blitz the remaining walnuts with the apricots, figs, and the seeds to give a coarse paste.
  3. With damp hands, divide the mixture into 12 and roll into balls.
  4. Roll the balls in the reserved chopped walnuts and serve.

Cook’s tips:

How long will they keep?

Store in an airtight container and they will keep for 4-5 days.

How good are they for you?

These are packed with goodness and per 25g serving provide 4% of your daily energy needs and only 0.02% of your recommended salt intake. They do deliver 8% of your daily sugar.

Can I swap out the apricots?

Dates or prunes would be ideal alternatives in this recipe.


Walnuts: High in fibre, low in sugar and salt. They are also high in vitamin E, magnesium, and phosphorus. Halves and pieces: £3.49 for 200g.

Natural Dried Apricots: A fabulous source of vitamin B3, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, and manganese. £2.69 for 250g.

Dried Figs: High in natural sugars and soluble fibre and are rich in minerals and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K. £4.49 for 500g.

Recipe and image courtesy of California Walnuts