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The SelaWowChoGo

Peanut, chocolate, salted caramel and protein balls
The best healthy energy balls in town
  • Preparation 30 minutes
  • Cooking 0
  • Power 0
  • Quantity about 30 balls (25 g)
See ingredients
  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (½ cup) natural peanut butter or sesame seed butter (or Wowbutter)

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 50 g (½ cup) skimmed milk powder

  • 1 to 1½ tbsp. caramel extract (or vanilla)

  • 10 g (2 tbsp.) cocoa

  • 15 g (2 tbsp.) ground flaxseed

  • ¼ tsp. fleur de sel

  • 10 g (1 tbsp.) chia seeds

  • 65 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips or Skor caramel toffee bits

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (½ cup) natural peanut butter or sesame seed butter (or Wowbutter)

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 50 g (½ cup) skimmed milk powder

  • 1 to 1½ tbsp. caramel extract (or vanilla)

  • 10 g (2 tbsp.) cocoa

  • 15 g (2 tbsp.) ground flaxseed

  • ¼ tsp. fleur de sel

  • 10 g (1 tbsp.) chia seeds

  • 65 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips or Skor caramel toffee bits

5 steps

  • Wash your hands properly.

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.

  • With your hands, shape the dough into balls. (Cool, we get to play with food!)

  • Yummy, that smells so good.

  • Store your SaltyWowChoGo energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge.

History

Ever tried my famous ChocoGo protein cookies? Recognized for their ideal carbohydrate and protein ratio for faster recovery after exercise, people have been asking me for ages to come up with an “energy ball” version. One fine spring afternoon in between two meetings about the development of a new product WITH NO ADDED REFINED SUGAR, I came up with the idea for these balls:

They’re a cross between the ChocoGo energy cookies and the ever-popular With a Grain of Salt cookies.

You’re kidding! It sounds too good to be true.

It IS true, I’m telling you.

My hubby is totally nuts about the taste. High in protein because they’re made with powdered milk (you add it to the recipe in powdered form), I bet these SaltyWowChoGo energy balls will make you go

“wowowowowowow!”  Hahaha! Here’s a very easy and uncomplicated recipe that will give you the boost you need after a workout… or simply when you’re feeling hungry.

Why did I come up with such a strange and hard to pronounce name for my SaltyWowChoGo balls? Because when I was a kid, I always loved tongue-twisters. You know, like “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?” And when I said the name of this recipe out loud, I got my tongue in a bit of a twist! Can you say it five times really quickly? After all, we’re never too old for some fun and games and they keep us young at heart.

P.S.: If you don’t have any caramel extract, you can easily make these balls with my caramel date puree with no added sugar. Otherwise, simply use vanilla extract.

It’s always simple and easy with Madame Labriski.

Storage

  • 10 days in the fridge
  • These balls freeze well

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Caramel

The natural sugar in dates, fibre, minerals and… a deliciously creamy caramel taste. How could anyone resist this excellent way of bringing a touch of sweetness to everyday life? A little caramel date puree in your yogurt?

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

How do you make date puree?

Buy date halves that are perfect for cooking and make your own date puree. Get the recipe here.

What can I use as a substitute for milk powder?

It depends on the recipe. When I use milk powder, it’s often a central ingredient in the recipe. Leaving it out is a bit like taking away its very essence. I use it to add protein and give it a nice smooth creamy texture. Without the milk powder, you need to adjust the entire recipe. You can use soy milk powder and you’ll get good results but the texture won’t be the same. It may therefore be best to just try another recipe.