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These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Protein Balls are the perfect healthy treat... but best of all... they taste super naughty!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: western
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 35 balls
Calories: 55kcal

Equipment

  • food processor, blender or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 175 g (1 cup) pitted dates (dried or medjool)
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 4 tbs peanut butter
  • 150 g (1 and ½ cups) raw almonds
  • 3-4 tbs rice malt syrup see notes

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Place the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into a food processor or blender. Blend until the mixture resembles a paste.
  • Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and blend until desired chunkiness is achieved. 
  • If your mixture is too dry, add 1tbs extra of  rice malt syrup (or honey) and pulse to mix through. The mixture should be a little sticky and roll easily into balls when squished together. 
  • Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  • For best results, store in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within a week.

Thermomix Method

  • Place the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 6, 20 seconds (scraping down the sides of the bowl partway through). 
  • Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and press Turbo 10-15 times or until desired chunkiness is achieved. If your mixture is too dry, add 1tbs extra of  rice malt syrup (or honey) and pulse to mix through. The mixture should be a little sticky and roll easily into balls when squished together. 
  • Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  • For best results, store in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within a week.

Video

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredients Info:
  • dates – you can use either medjool or dried and pitted dates in this recipe. If using medjool dates, omit the rice malt syrup as they have a soft, moist texture when compared to dried pitted dates. 
  • cocoa powder – you can use either regular cocoa powder or cacao powder for this recipe.
  • peanut butter – natural and organic or regular creamy peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) can be used for this recipe.
  • raw almonds – these almonds are raw (not roasted). They give the protein balls a delicious crunch.
  • rice malt syrup – if using dried pitted dates, you may find that you need to add a small amount of rice malt syrup (or honey) to bring the mixture together and allow it to be rolled into firm balls.
More Recipe Tips: 
Equipment - use a food processor, blender or a Thermomix.
Types of dates - You can use either medjool dates or dried pitted dates when making protein balls, however, they hold different amounts of moisture which means that you’ll need to adapt the recipe slightly depending on which type of dates you’re using. 
If using medjool dates - you will only need to add a tiny bit of rice malt syrup (or none at all). 
If using dried pitted dates - you’ll need to add rice malt syrup to make the mixture sticky enough to roll into balls. 
Storage - keep protein balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Freezing - protein balls freeze perfectly for up to 3 months in an airtight container.
Almond butter alternative - if preferred, you can substitute the peanut butter for almond butter. 
Other nut options - replace the almonds with cashews, pecans or walnuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg