These bite-sized snacks are perfect when a burst of energy is needed, perhaps before a long run or when writing an essay. They’re full of peanut-y and chocolate-y goodness with the added bonus of coconut to give it that little bit of crunch.
I’m eating one of these as I type, as extra energy is needed today after a busy weekend and a full day of baking and cooking yesterday! These little nuggets are just what I needed. Also I’m a massive fan of peanut butter and if you are too, you’re going to love these. I chose to use crunchy peanut butter because even though once blended there’s no longer the crunch, I thought perhaps it would give more of a true peanut flavour whilst letting some of those natural peanut oils give it a silky texture. I also used coconut oil for this reason and I truly believe it has helped!
Just look at that silky texture! You’ll have to watch out because these are super moorish!
Of course as well as being pretty healthy, they’re also suitable for vegans (use a different cocoa) and vegetarians and are gluten free. The following recipes serves 8 (8 individuals balls).
THE BRANDS I USED
Any not noted below are Tesco branded.
Freda’s Crunchy Original Peanut Butter (Gifted from my friend – so happy I got to use a Cornish product!)
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BAKING
- A blender will be needed. I used my Nutri Bullet* – I’d recommend checking out that link because I just found out that Nutri Bullet now do the Magic blender and it’s currently only £32.45! I seem to be using this in all my recipes lately so it’s definitely worth it. It’s so versatile!
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Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls
Peanut-y, chocolate-y bite-sized nuggets of energy!
- 200g of Medjool dates
- 1 tbsp of Coconut oil
- 2 tsp of Crunchy peanut butter
- 2 tsp of Cacao
- 50g of Desiccated Coconut
- Step 1 Remove the seeds from inside the dates.
- Step 2 In a blender, place the dates and coconut oil. Blend until a paste has formed.
- Step 3 Add the peanut butter and cocoa powder and blend until smooth.
- Step 4 Remove the paste and tip into a bowl. Roll into 8 similar-sized balls (don’t worry if they’re not exactly the same!)
- Step 5 Pour the coconut into a bowl and one by one, roll the balls in the coconut. Put in the fridge to firm up or eat one straight away (I did!)
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