If healthy peanut butter balls are your thing, you'll love my Stace twist on it. It's packed with protein, collagen, almonds and even peanut butter. The result is a smooth ball that is SO fudgy and not overly sweet, my kind of snack. You eat it and feel energised and ready for the afternoon!
1/3 cup peanuts, crushed
12 medjool dates (or 1 cup pitted dates)
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tspn vanilla
2 tbsp collagen or protein powder (can leave out)
15g raw cacao butter (that was 6 buttons for me) or use 1 tbsp coconut oil
Boil the jug and cover your dates with hot water.
Pop your peanuts in a blender and pulse until they're nice and crushed. You're after them being a texture crumb so the balls can roll and stick to them easily. Pour onto a plate when done.
Drain the dates and pop them with the remaining ingredients into a blender. Process until all the date chunks are gone, and it's lovely and fudge-like. It took me about 1.30 mins on Speed 5 in my Thermomix.
Roll the mixture into balls using a cookie scoop or a heaped tbsp. Then, roll in the crushed peanuts and place them on a plate before letting them set in the fridge for 1 hour.
These freeze AMAZINGLY, so make a double-batch and eat them directly from the freezer. They'll slow you down.
Penaut-free: Sub for almonds or cashew butter.
Nut-free: Sub the peanuts for sunflower button and roll in hemp or sesame seeds.
- Prep Time: 5mins
- Cook Time: 1 hour