Super Duper Popcorn Balls
Recipe type: Snack/Treat
Serves: 16
These healthy treats can be made with most good food processors but instructions are for Thermomix. Please adjust according to what food processor you use.
  • 50g rolled oats (replace with gluten free grain like quinoa flakes if oats cannot be tolerated)
  • 50g pecan or other nut
  • 150g Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp mesquite flour
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp black chia seeds
  • 1 cup (50g) popcorn (preferably just lightly salted, no butter)
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds, if desired
  • 2 tbsp of Agave Syrup (or Brown Rice Syrup) if/as needed
  1. Place rolled oats and pecan nuts in TMX bowl and blitz on Speed 5 for 3 seconds only. This should produce a rough meal of oats and nuts.
  2. Place pitted dates into TMX bowl and process on Speed 4 for 3 seconds.
  3. Add mesquite, cacao and chia to TMX and process on Speed 4 for another 3 seconds.
  4. Add popcorn, lightly crushed by hand into the TMX bowl (and flaked almonds if using) and give one shot of Turbo to combine.
  5. Test mixture by taking a small amount and squeezing together. If the mixture holds together, you can finish here.
  6. If the mixture does not hold together, add the Agave Syrup a tablespoon at a time until the mixture does hold well. Use Speed 2 for a few seconds to blend the syrup with each addition.
  7. Roll mixture into balls of preferred size and store in fridge. The popcorn will unfortunately start to get a little soft but my bet is that it won't last that long :)
Recipe by Gastromony at