Chestnut, Pear and Orange Powerballs

Chestnut, Pear and Orange Powerballs


  • 500g fresh chestnuts
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 2 tbls vegetable oil
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 100g dried pear, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbls white sesame seeds
  • Additional black and white sesame seeds to coat


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.

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

Add remaining ingredients and process until well combined.

Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, and coat in a combination of black and white sesame seeds.

Prep Time

15 minis

Cooking Time

60 mins


Makes 36 balls