Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Are you ready for a cuppa and a treat?!

Are you ready for a cuppa and a treat?!

Makes approx. 12-14 Balls

Ingredients:

  • 80 grams Almond Meal
  • 7 Medjool Dates, halved and seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • 1 tablespoon juice from the orange
Great ingredients make great snacks.

Great ingredients make great snacks.

Method:

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until they come together.  You don’t want the mixture to be too wet or too dry so check the mixture to make sure it can easily be rolled into balls.

Ready to blend!

Ready to blend!

Roll into 12- 14 balls (about a heaped tablespoon each).  Now you can have some fun by rolling them into whatever you like.  Some ground almond meal, desiccated or flaked coconut, cocoa or chopped nuts.

Don't forget the cocoa!

Don’t forget the cocoa!

Chill to set and then enjoy.

Hints:

Medjool dates are plumper and juicier dates and are great for this recipe.

You can use any nut butter you like, play around with flavours, try almond butter, cashew butter, any butter!  You choose.

Balls ready for rolling in the topping of your choice.

Balls ready for rolling in the topping of your choice.

I like my mixture to be a little moist as the almond meal tends to absorb any moisture once they are made and set (not enough moisture and the balls can become too dry).

You can also use different nut meals for a different flavour as well.

With Wayne being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and both of us in need of losing a little bit of weight we wanted something fun and tasty from time to time with a cup of tea and these work a treat.

Another thing we do so much more of these days is reading the labels when shopping. So make sure you read the label and only use nut butters with no added sugar (as many of the popular brands do have sugar in them).

The mixture done. I love that there are still pieces of nut showing through.

The mixture done. I love that there are still pieces of nut showing through.

When you pulse the mixture it is nice not to over mix it.   I love a bit of texture, a few of the nut bits from the peanut butter showing through but you can use smooth peanut butter if you like to give it a silky smooth finish.

Have fun with it and enjoy.  They are great with a cup of tea! YUM!

Rolled in cocoa, coconut, almond meal and slivered almonds. Nice!

Rolled in cocoa, coconut, almond meal and slivered almonds. NIce!

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About DonnaRae

Let me introduce myself. I am an American born Australian bred girl with an appetite for good food, travel and a bit of adventure. My family has travelled a lot due to my dads work and I suppose this is what has given me the passion to get out there and see as much as I can and do the things I want. I hope I can bring you a bit of fun, laughter and a few good recipes. Enjoy and be happy always!
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