Peanut Butter Balls

I love peanut butter! I love it on toast, I love it in satay sauce, I love it in baked goods, I LOVE it! However some of the processed peanut butters that you buy in the supermarket are loaded with sugar and salt. To combat this I often make my own, so I know what’s in it, and it’s really easy to do if you have a food processer.

These peanut butter balls use my home made peanut butter, and they are a tasty indulgent treat, that are really quite good for you (as long as you only eat a couple at a time!). I keep these in the freezer and you can eat them straight out of the freezer or let them come to room temp before tucking in but I like them cold and chewy!

These balls are packed with protein, making them a great post-workout snack for muscle recovery and they are also a good source of magnesium, which can aid sleep. So have one after dinner and do your body and your sleep a favour.

Ingredients

1 Cups roasted, unsalted peanuts

½ Cup raw almonds

¼ Cup sunflower seeds

¼ Cup pepitas

¼ Cup shredded coconut

3 tbs maple syrup

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 Tbs raw cacao powder (for rolling the balls in)

Method

Blend the peanuts and almonds until the consistency of a chunky peanut butter (around 3 minutes in a high powered food processor).

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Add all remaining ingredients, except the raw cacao, and blend until well combined.

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Roll spoonfuls of mixture into balls, and roll them in the raw cacao powder. Store in the freezer.

Enjoy!

C.C.

xo

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