Packed full of energy-boosting, nutritious ingredients these chocolate peanut butter energy balls are the snack you need to make today. Suitable for vegans and perfect for hungry kids.
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I have noticed that energy balls are increasingly on sale in the cafes near where we live. Sometimes they're sold for £2 or even £2.50, which just seems like a huge amount of money to spend on something you can make at home so easily.
We love energy balls here and I've made many different variations.
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What do you need to make energy balls?
Results can vary, especially if you're adding ingredients like fresh fruit - the juice levels, the exact quantity of fruit etc are hard to predict.
If you find your mixture too soggy I would recommend adding some extra oats or dates to the mixture until it comes together. They're also much easier to roll if you lightly oil your hands first.
These peanut butter energy balls have to be tried
My latest experiment with energy balls is these chocolate peanut butter energy balls. They are SO good. The mixture is quite sticky so definitely oil your hands as I suggest above - that way you'll get perfect energy balls without half the mixture having to be washed down the sink.
If you like this you might like this carrots and peanut butter recipe.
Love peanut butter? You might also like my peanut butter hummus.
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Here's how to make chocolate peanut butter energy balls:
Chocolate peanut butter energy balls
- 250 g dates chopped. Soak for 10 minutes in boiling water if dry
- 50 g oats
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp sunflower seeds
- Pinch of salt optional
- 1 tbsp chia seeds optional
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- If you've soaked your dates drain them well and pat dry with some kitchen towel.
- Place the dates and all the remaining ingredients into your blender or food processor and process until the mixture comes together. Depending on the strength of your processor you may wish to grind down the seeds and oats before adding the dates to make a smoother texture.
- If the mixture seems too sticky add a little extra oats.
- Lightly oil your hands and roll into 12 balls.
- Place in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated.
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