Choc Coated Peanut Butter & Fruit Balls.
Do you love chocolate?
Really, do we even need to ask that! I think we all love the smooth, sweet taste of some yummy chocolate, especially when we can find a way to include it in lovely treats for the family. And this recipe is so healthy, even a little choc coating will leave you feeling like you have eaten well – and enjoyed it!
Seriously, when you check out all the ingredients , you will be amazed at all the healthy foods you are eating.
How about enjoying some delicious energy balls made from dried fruit, coconut, peanut butter (salt and sugar free), LSA (ground seeds), natural honey, chia seeds, and some homemade Hazelnut spread (or shop-bought Nutella)?
Sounds good to me!
And it tastes sooooo good when rolled into some protein-packed balls.
Once you’ve made the balls, we do recommend placing them in the fridge to set before dipping or coating them in chocolate. It just makes for a lot less mess, and unless you are in a hurry to eat them, it is a good excuse to enjoy a nice coffee while you wait.
Once out of the fridge, it is a just a short step to coating them and then popping them back into the fridge to allow the coating to set. Then voila!, yummy ‘Choc Coated Peanut Butter & Fruit Balls’, ready to eat!
Check out the full recipe below and let us know what you think.
- Half a cup of dried fruit
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 tsp of mixed peel
- Half a cup of peanut butter
- Half a cup of homemade hazelnut spread (or Nutella)
- Half a cup of coconut
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- Half a cup of LSA
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- One third a cup of honey
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Place a sheet of baking paper on a tray ready to go in the fridge
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl except for the Nutella and coconut oil
- Once the right consistency is obtained, roll the mixture into 1 inch (3 cm) balls and place on the baking paper
- Place the tray in the fridge for 30 minutes to set
- Place the hazelnut spread or Nutella in a small bowl with the coconut oil and melt in the microwave
- Remove the tray from the fridge and drop the balls individually into the bowl
- Use a toothpick or fork to roll the ball through the coating until fully coated
- Remove the ball and place it back on the baking sheet
- Once all balls are coated, place the tray back in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
- Once set, place all balls in an airtight container and keep in the fridge or freezer until needed.
Add small amounts of water if the mixture is too wet, or some extra oats or coconut if it is too wet. If serving to kids or at a party and you wish to keep clean fingers, you can leave the toothpick in the ball (or even try using straws which kids can easily and safely hold).
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor Barre
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Disclaimer: this recipe is not suitable for anyone with any food or nut allergy which might be brought on by any of these ingredients.
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