Mother and Baby

Chocolate orange energy ball bats by Annabel Karmel

Section: Meals & Baking
  • Serves: Makes 15-20 bats


1.     Measure all of the ingredients including 4 tbsp of boiling water into a food processor. Whiz together until the mixture is finely chopped and well blended.

2.     Shape into 15 to 20 balls.

3.     Roll one third into coconut, one third into cocoa powder and one third into chocolate sprinkles.

4.     Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm. Stick on the edible eyes using a little black writing icing and roll up a small ball of ready to roll icing for the nose. 

5.     Slice an Oreo cookie in half and scrape away the filling. Break the cookie in half to make 2 wings and insert into the side of the energy ball.

Suitable from 9 months +

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  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 

She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

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