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18 Months – 2 Years Recipes

Try these delicious Mini Energy Balls. They make a healthy snack and are ideal to give you or your child a mid-morning or afternoon energy boost.


  • 200g/ 7 oz pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 125g/4 ½ oz porridge oats
  • 40g /1 ½ oz raisins
  • 20g/ ¾ oz pecans, very finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 20g/ ¾ oz Rice Krispies


  1. Put the dates in a saucepan with 100ml / 4 fl oz boiling water. Cover with a lid, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes
  2. Transfer the soaked date mixture to a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth (or blend in a bowl using a stick blender)
  3. Place the peanut butter and date mixture in a saucepan and melt over a low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients to the pan
  4. Mix well, then shape into 30 equal-sized little balls. Place the balls on a plate and chill for 1 hour before eating
  5. The balls will keep in the fridge, stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days