Chestnut, Pear and Orange Powerballs (Great for School Lunches)


Makes 36 balls


500g fresh chestnuts

1 tbs honey


1. Place chestnuts in a medium saucepan with about 1 litre of water, so the chestnuts are fully submerged. Bring to the boil, and boil for 1 hour, topping up water if required. Drain and cool in cold water. When cool enough to handle, open and scoop each nut out.

2. Place chestnuts in a mortar and pestle or food processor, and grind until smooth.

3. Add the honey, vegetable oil, orange juice, pear, cinnamon and 1tbs of the white sesame seeds. Process or ground until well combined.

4. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, and coat the additional black and white sesame seeds.

2 tbs vegetable oil

Juice of 1 orange

100g dried pear, roughly chopped

1 tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp sea salt

1 tbs white sesame seeds

Additional black and white sesame seeds to coat

Recipe by: Chestnuts Australia

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