Baking, Chocolate, Dessert, Snacks, Treats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I know it’s been a thousand months since I’ve written a blog post but this year has been insane and sometimes I just can’t do everything. So I’m going to give my best shot at making this posting thing a regular affair, but please don’t hold it against me if I don’t always follow through.

I feel constantly busy at the moment and when I’m constantly busy I am not very good at planning to eat, which doesn’t mean I go rouge and fall into eating ‘bad’ stuff, but it kind of means I pick, instead of eating proper meals, or I don’t really eat – which isn’t super ideal as then I can’t concentrate properly and I feel like a grumpy troll. So I’ve decided recently if I can’t organise myself enough (at the moment) to have proper meals, I at least need to have some good energising snacks that I can grab on the run at work. One of my go-to’s will always be the most delicious banana and pecan loaf – yum – but a week or so ago now I decided to mix up my usual bliss ball concoction and combine my favourite delights of chocolate and peanut butter … need I say more?!

Choc peanut butter balls

1.5 cups of raw blanced peanuts

1cup of dates

½ – ¾ cup of sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons of cacao powder

80g (approx) dark Ghana chocolate

½ cup of desiccated coconut

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Roughly chop the chocolate and put to one side. Blend all other ingredients until they’re reasonably smooth – keep some of the peanuts aside and chuck them in in the last 5-10 seconds of blending if you want some peanut chunks throughout.

Add the chopped chocolate – if you want chunks throughout just slowly blend in, if you don’t mind a smoother consistency then blitz on high speed until all ingredients are well combined.

Roll the mixture into balls, cover them in desiccated coconut and store in an airtight container.

I put these into a glass jar and take them to work. They last really well and are the perfect wee snack or pick-me-up with a cuppa 🙂 Enjoy!

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For days when life can be a little tough … always remember the above and have a spoonful of the good stuff!

 

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