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Recipe: Vegan peanut butter balls

These vegan peanut butter balls are not only delicious, they are free of butter, oil, dairy and added sugar. The only sugar they contain is that which is added to the chocolate.

A while ago a friend of mine brought me a heavenly gift – homemade peanut butter balls covered in white chocolate. I never tasted something so delicious, they literally melted on my tongue. I ate about fifteen of them in one night and felt quite sick afterwards ;-). My friend forwarded me the recipe – filled with sugar and butter and I put it aside for a few weeks while figuring out how to make them healthier. After a few failed attempts – as usual – I finally found the perfect recipe. I like to call mine peanut butter power balls, since they’re vegan, healthy and perfect as a pre- or post-workout snack.

You can use white chocolate made from rice milk (as I did) or make your own (recipe here). The healthiest kind is home-made as you can use maple syrup as a sweetener instead of refined sugar. However, the sugar is the only ‘unhealthy’ ingredient in the store-bought white vegan chocolate; everthing else is healthy. I honestly don’t mind a little bit of sugar and don’t think it’s harmful, especially if you’re at a healthy weight.

peanut butter power balls

peanut butter power balls

peanut butter power balls

peanut butter power balls

peanut butter power ballsEnjoy!!

Emmelyn x

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Recipe: Vegan peanut butter balls
Vegan peanut butter balls
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings
Ingredients
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a plate or a dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix the peanut butter with the coconut.
  3. With your hands, form small balls from the mixture. This can be difficult as the coconut makes the peanut butter quite dry, so you can add some water to make it easier.
  4. Place the balls on a dish and put them in the fridge for about an hour (don't eat them all yet, they are already delicious...).
  5. Melt the chocolate au bain marie (in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water; don't attempt to melt the white chocolate in the microwave, because it will burn!) and dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate. You can do this with your fingers or a spoon or fork. Just throw them in, turn them around until they're fully covered in chocolate and take them out.
  6. Place the chocolate-covered balls back on the plate and but them back in the fridge for about 30 minutes so the chocolate can harden.
Recipe Notes

I eat these all in one night. Don't feel bad 😉

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