Chocolate & Peanut Butter Power Balls

A perfect 'on-the-go' healthy sweet treat

foodoppi chocolate and peanut butter power balls

With school holidays, summer camps and picnics in full swing I have no doubt like me you are on an endless track of feeding and re-feeding. With all the sunshine and playing outside I find my two little ladies are in need of plenty of snacks to get them through the day.

Power Balls are a staple in my home and have been all year. They were brilliant for the lunch box  but now we need some new flavour inspiration.

As I don’t have to worry about nut allergies in school these power balls are delicious and the easiest yet!

Peanut butter is the magic – it just binds everything together and give epic flavour.

I made a big batch last night and then I freeze them ( lay them flat when freezing, then transfer to a freezer bag –  that way they don’t get squished ! ). I just pop them in the cool bag when we are off out on a trip or take them out 5 mins before they want to eat them and they are prefect.

Be careful of them in the heat  –  remember they are chocolate and peanut butter !! Melting is an issue in 25°C……

With fun & deliciousness,

Aisling x

What You'll Need

200g ground almonds 

200g dates

2 tbsp cocoa 

2 tbsp honey / maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla 

5 heaped teaspoons peanut butter

2 tbsp water 

50g 70% dark chocolate 

50g desiccated coconut 

Equipment

food processor

plate

grater

How to Do It

Let's Get Rollin'

  1. 1In a food processor blitz the dates with the vanilla and water.
  2. 2Add the ground almonds and raw cocoa powder. Blitz further.
  3. 3Add the honey, peanut butter and blitz until it forms a smooth paste.
    Add cold water little by little if needed to get it to a nice consistency. About 50mls works well.
  4. 4Taste - if it needs a more peanut flavour - add more peanut butter, if it needs a little more sweetness adds a little more honey, maple syrup or rice syrup.
  5. 5Roll into small balls and then roll in the mix of grated chocolate and coconut.
  6. 6Chill in the fridge or put in freezer. Freeze solid and then transfer to a freezer bag.
    Store in the freezer and take out as needed.

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