Peanut butter protein balls (Makes 12 balls)
· 6 Tbsp natural peanut butter
· 1 cup That Protein peanut butter protein powder (That Protein is a local product, although any vegetable protein powder will do)
· 3-4 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
· 60 grams dark chocolate, or about two thirds of a regular sized chocolate bar (85% or higher cacao is ideal)
Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. (This is an optional step; it just makes the peanut butter easier to work with). Add the protein powder, then slowly stir in the almond milk until the mixture is sticky, but not liquidy at all.
Shape the dough into around 12 x 1-2 inch balls and place them on wax paper to keep them from sticking. Cover and put in the fridge for 30 minutes (or stick in the freezer for 15 minutes).
When the dough is chilled, remove from the refrigerator and melt the chocolate using a bain-Marie. This is usually my daughter’s duty as she loves to lick any leftover chocolate. And that’s totally allowed. Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate, covering them completely.
Return the chocolate-covered peanut butter balls to the wax paper, stick in the fridge, and let cool. They don’t have to be perfectly shaped, but that’s the joy of them!
Eat and enjoy!
These are delicious with hot chocolate or on their own and are great for kids and parents alike. If, like me, bread (or gluten) makes your tummy bloat, then they make a wonderful and relatively healthy alternative to a big scone or a sticky bun. They’re vegetarian (and can be vegan if you choose vegan chocolate) and are full of good fats which are good for brain power. Plus, this recipe is not fixed - you can add in chopped or blended dates, goji berries or other fruits, nuts or seeds if you want to get more fruit fibre into your diet (or your kids’ diets).