The ultimate recipe for your New Year’s Day – these healthy powerballs really pack a punch!

Powerballs are typically known for their health-kick and intense flavour – and these are no exception! The recipe combines classic Australian flavours including chestnut, pear and orange.

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500g fresh chestnuts
1 tbs honey
2 tbs vegetable oil
Juice of 1 orange
100g dried pear, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
┬╝ tsp sea salt
1 tbs white sesame seeds
Additional black and white sesame seeds to coat


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.

Prep time: 15min Cook time: 60min