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.