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  1. Margaret

    Hannah, owning socks with pictures of spiders on them is just asking for trouble!!!
    You reminded me of my own incident with a spider in my car around 8 years ago. I was driving 110km in peak hour on my way to work.
    My window was open a fraction. I discovered that a small huntsman spider was busy climbing over the window, making its way into the car.

    I planned on just keeping an eye on it. The next thing I knew, a gust of wind blew the spider into my car and it landed on my cheek! I honestly don’t remember what happened next; I’ve obviously blocked the event from my conscious mind. I just remember arriving at work with a very red and sore right side of my face, from where I slapped myself repeatedly! I did keep driving – I was aware that spiders are often responsible for car accidents, and I did not pull over on the side of the road because I’d never make it back onto the road – my poor little bomb at the time just didn’t have the acceleration power and there’d never be a safe break in the traffic!

    Now I have goose bumps….
    I feel very, very cold!

  2. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Can you dip some of these in chocolate? For me? And post pictures. So I can live vicariously through you.

  3. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    I love how you’re posting different types of vegan snack balls! I can’t wait to finish my current snack balls so that I can start trying out some of your recipes! Your spider incident reminded me of an encounter some time back. I was cycling behind a friend, and a spider landed on his back. I told him that there’s a spider on his back, he freaked out and crashed. Thankfully it’s just a bicycle and not a car:) Proud of you:)

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Question – where do you get your medjool dates from? I can only find really espensive ones!~

  5. Lauren

    Looks like a yummier version of a Lara Bar! Which I enjoy, but I don’t know why they bother making different flavors. They all taste like slight variations upon the date.

    Once I finish editing these grant proposals into something I’m not embarrassed to submit, then there will be pride. Unfortunately, there has been way too much laying on the couch and missing work for “snow days” lately.

  6. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    haha I hate food processor smoke. It always makes me feel like I accidentally broke something….oops :P

  7. fatbooo

    Oh the ingredients look soo very healthy. Finally a snack that isn’t sinful? :)

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh no those spiders clearly think that you are something special! Not so bad but does it have to be spiders? Can’t it be something a bit more desirable-as you deserve! :D

  9. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    I love all those ingredients, I’ll have to try this recipe! :-)

  10. Anna Johnston

    Freakin’ spiders…., well done for not crashing the car kid. And, your raw balls…. lol…. look pretty nice actually :) Hannah’s raw balls…., kinda has a ring to it hasn’t it :)

  11. Priyanka

    Raw energy balls with mango, I don’t need anything else. Have you tasted Alphonso mangoes? I am a big fan of these mangoes.

    Spiders…yikes!

  12. ASHLEA

    I love stuff like this. I made a almond power bar recently and reminded me of how easy it can be to make your own energy bar snacks. Looks great!

  13. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Bad, Heidi, Bad! You’re reminding me that I never finished my power ball recipes that I made before our epic walk. These look fabulous! Great inspiration – mango is a fabulous idea. So sunny!
    Heidi xo

  14. sophia

    I made a pretty bad-ass broadcast package and got praised for it in class today, so I’m dang proud of it! :D

    I usually glaze over vegan raw “balls” of any kind, but yours definitely caught my eye with the mango!!! What genius!!!! I love the mix of tropical mango in there…it’s also my favorite fruit!

  15. Louise

    I love your spider in the car story- glad you survived. I suspect Canberra spiders do such things for amusement. I shall always remember my alarm at having a modestly large huntsman run across that ticklish bit behind my knee whilst driving through a sequence of traffic lights near Fyshwick. I had to keep going through the lights before I could pull over, fling the door open and madly flail and jump about like a woman possessed by the side of the road. Just as well we don’t do witch trials any more, I would have been a goner.

    That dried mango looks such an amazing colour and so moist! I tend to find pale, dry, insipid looking versions. Is this from your Costco Melbourne stash? I see that Costco is coming to Canberra! I may have to include a trip to Costco on my Melbourne sojourn later in the year.

  16. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Feed me, please!! I want these :)

  17. Simply Life

    wow, these look like way too much fun to eat!

    I’m always proud of myself when I wake up at 5:45 to make sure I workout before going to work!

  18. Alexandra

    GASP! Those balls look insanely delic!
    I don’t make homemade larabars/larabar-esque balls very often because it’s always so hard to clean the food processor and I never can finish them before they go bad, but it’s recipes like yours that make me want to make them more often! Those look so delicious!

  19. Iron Chef Shellie

    mmmmm dried mango from costco!!

    They look amazing, I think I may have to make myself a batch! :)

  20. Alisa Fleming

    Holy crap, I’d be lucky not to crash too if that happened to me! I’ll take those snacks instead of the spider please.

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  22. Kath Lockett

    Your self control is awesome and you deserve to eat the entire batch of your tropical balls for such bravery. :)

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  24. Johanna GGG

    wow you are becoming a raw food queen! I think I am unAustralian because I have never quite understood why people get so excited about Mango – I did find some dried dragonfruit once and would love to find that more because it would do me for tropical raw treats – but I would probably have to make do with dried apricots in these balls

    Now what are you doing trying to make coconut oil in a food procesor when you have a vitamix – really you should have it with you at all times :-) I am sure it would help you deal with those spiders – I mean the noise of course rather than putting them in it :-)

  25. Libby

    I’ve been eating a lot of nuts (mostly cashews and almonds) as snacks lately instead of raiding my office’s chip and lolly box. I love my cashews but I HAVE been getting sick of them so I was happy to come across this recipe. Dried mangoes and coconut? Yum!

  26. Angela (the diet book junkie)

    oh man, i would’ve crashed the car!! glad to hear you didn’t! :)

    p.s. i can’t believe they have Costco in the Philippines. and why don’t we have one here??

  27. Rose

    Oh god, I certainly would have crashed. A couple of months ago I had a huge fast spider on the OUTSIDE of my car and almost crashed a few times, by the time I got home I was in tears. Eeek
    Anyhow, these little balls look amazing! I love mangos at the moment :)

    Rose

  28. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I’ve been thinking about making thingies like this (again) for a while now. Last year, I made some using dried figs, apricots, and almonds. Thank you so much for posting this, I feel inspired now! :D

    I’ve made myself independent with my diploma thesis when my supervisor more or less dumped me, and I’m proud of me that I can do this by myself.

  29. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Oh dear god, you’re my hero. Partially for your amazing balls of delight, but mainly for your non-crashing-of-car-when-faced-with-spider-situation. You’re lucky I was not in the car with you, as I probably would have thrown myself from the moving vehicle and then ruined the rest of your day as you would have had to come collect me and take me to hospital and then go and make me tasty balls to bring back to me in hospital and then read me nice stories and collect my toothbrush and fluff my pillows. You would have done this, right?

  30. Agnes

    What’s with you and balls lately? Too much cooking in the kitchen? ;)

  31. Susan

    I love things that you can just pop into your mouth! Dried mango is the best too. I used to buy it all the time at paddys markets.

  32. Elizabeth

    WOW. Those look so incredibly yummy! Great pictures… you’re making my hungry! Thanks for posting and for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it out this weekend :)

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  34. Imwaytoobusy

    I do not think I have seen a mango balls recipe yet ;) These sound fantastic! Found your blog via your Oh She Glows mention. Great work!

  35. MarmandeintheKitchen

    These look great – I’ve bookmarked them for later! I was just looking at the dried mango at costco and debating whether I should buy some. You’ve convinced me!

  36. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    Hannah:) I made these 2 weeks back, and I made it again today because I absolutely love them (and did a post on it). It’s harder to find medjool dates over here, so I used red dates instead.

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  38. Andy Walker

    I stumbled upon your lovely blog recently and was inspired to try your mango/nut balls immediately. I couldn’t wait to go the shop so improvised a little – using ordinary (but nice, juicy) dates and raw mixed nuts (almond, walnut, brazil & cashew). Then I added a few pumpkin seeds to boot. Rolled them in sesame seeds and voila! They have been taste tested by a nearby Oxfam 100k trailwalker in training – and now they have the “delicious on the track energy food” tick of approval. Thank you!

  39. Jasmine

    Hey, those look really tasty! It’s a pity it’s terribly early (I think its like 5 or 6 or something-but brain stopped caring around 4 expresso’s go) Plus I have a slight hangover as it was my Dad’s Bday yesterday (I should have known it wasn’t a good idea to have 5 glasses of Asti on 2 hours sleep lol. Bad enough we had friends over, I couldn’t keep track of the convo- 1 min we’re talking ’bout weird guys (no idea why) the next ocd. Lol I don’t think anyone noticed, hehe. ;D . Sorry, I ramble when I’m sleep deprived; anyway I have to wait for my parents to wake before I can get the ingredients and start making. Hope they buy it (I can’t cause i’m only 14). Lol can’t wait! :)
    P.s. I once was lying on my back watching simpsons in my room- with a duvet over me- when a spider RANand boy do I mean ran right across my chest!!! I literally almost screamed blue murder (my mum was sleeping next store and gets real cranky,lol) I had to use a cotton bud box lid and the back of a very handy sketchbook, and then run down the stairs like the devil was behind me to wake my dad up. Lol. He wasn’t really that happy bout it :) If I was in the car would’ve jumped, lol.

    P.p.s. You should try Asti, if you can it’s REALLY sweet. :)

    P.p.p.s. I feel like printing those pictures and eating them lol

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  42. Dessi

    Dear Hannah,

    Thanks so much for this unique recipe:) I’ve been thinking about making these delicious balls (I read about them in an earlier post) but as it was summer and too hot (over 30 degrees Celsius here in Bulgaria) I never made them and then your today’s post reminded me of them and Wow! They’re even better than they look! And have nothing to do with the ten different types of fruit balls I make, which makes them even more amazing – new tastes are always welcome, especially when they’re so good:)

    Thanks again!

    Dessi

  43. Casey Zaugg

    I came across this recipe after having launched an energy ball product (www.coconutzfuel.com) and am happy to see other people seeing the value of energy in the form of balls. :)

    I definitely love the mango aspect.

  44. BikiniBeachBabe

    DEAR HANNAH,
    I NOMALLY GET MY ENERGY FROM ENERGY DRINKS BUT I HAVE STOPPED DINKING ENERGY DRINKS ALL TOGETHER BECAUSE THE BALLS HAVE ALL THE ENERGY THAT I NEED FOR THE DAY! =)
    SO THANKS HUN! =D LOVE BikiniBeachBabe!

  45. hello

    where can i buy this in the philippines? Asap please guys! :)

  46. cmoi

    Hi. So you soaked the mangi first?

  47. cmoi

    :O They don’t look dried :)

  48. cmoi

    Yummy! Thanks. I live in France and the ones I can get are drier :)

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