DIY Mix Recipes and Alternative Ingredient Suggestions

FUNCH DIY Mixes

You’ll find a basic recipe for preparing your DIY Mix on the back of the packet. This is just a starting point and we encourage you to explore and try different combinations of ingredients to discover what best suits you and your family’s taste and dietary needs.

Below you’ll find a list of ingredients and recipes that we’ve tested and used to prepare the DIY Mixes for ourselves at home. We’d love to hear what you’ve tried and which recipes have become you and your family’s favourites!

Basic DIY Mix Recipes

These are the two basic recipes you’ll find on the back of the DIY Mix packets. One uses fruit and the other uses syrup. Use these recipes as a guide for creating your own.

We strongly advise, when using a microwave to heat in 15 second intervals, remove and stir then repeat until coconut oil has melted to avoid overheating the ingredients.

Basic Recipe with Fruit

Ingredients:

  • 1 x FUNCH DIY Mix 180g
  • 125g Pitted Dates (1 cup)
  • 40g Coconut Oil (¼ cup, melted)
  • Water - quantity varies according to product, please check packet

Method:

  1. Combine dates, coconut oil and water and then microwave or cook on stove top on low heat until coconut oil has melted, and mash into a paste.
  2. Add DIY Mix to wet ingredients and mix.
  3. Roll into snack size balls or push into a slice tin and refrigerate or freeze for 30 minutes before serving or storing.

Basic Recipe with Natural Sweetener

Ingredients:

  • 1 x FUNCH DIY Mix 180g
  • 75g Rice Malt Syrup
  • 40g Coconut Oil
  • 15ml Water (1 tbsp)

Method:

  1. Combine syrup, oil and water and heat in a microwave or on the stovetop on low heat until coconut oil has melted and stir to combine.
  2. Add DIY Mix to wet ingredients and mix.
  3. Roll into snack size balls or push into a slice tin and refrigerate or freeze for 30 minutes before serving or storing.

Alternative Add-In Ingredients

Use the following add-in ingredient suggestions to adjust the basic DIY Mix recipes to suit you and your family's taste and dietary preferences.

Fruit

Swap the pitted dates used in the basic fruit recipe with 125g (1 cup) of your preferred dried fruit.

  • Dates
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Sultanas

Natural Sweetener

Swap the rice malt syrup used in the basic natural sweetener recipe with 75g (¼ cup) of your preferred natural sweetener.

  • Rice Malt Syrup
  • Agave
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup

Oil

Swap the coconut oil in the basic recipes with 40g (¼ cup) of your preferred oil substitute.

  • Tahini
  • Nut Butter
  • Sunflower Butter
  • Coconut Butter

If you're not using Coconut oil, you may need to add a little extra water in addition to the alternative ingredient you use to make sure the mixture is workable.

Diet Specific Suggestions

Fruit Free

To prepare the DIY Mixes try 75g (¼ cup) rice malt syrup or maple syrup.

Oil Free

Swap the coconut oil in the recipe with water. The resulting texture will be a bit softer but still very tasty.

Keto

Add two tablespoons each of nut butter and coconut oil to our Vanilla & Coconut Protein Ball Mix or Salted Caramel Protein Ball Mix to create a tasty Keto friendly snack.

Storage Suggestions

Once made up, your FUNCH Snack Balls and Slices can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 3 months.

FUNCH snacks are super tasty straight out of the freezer in Summer.