Mitch is a huge chocolate and peanut butter fan… I mean HUGE! It is one of his favorite treats so one day he sends me this recipe that he found on Flipboard and I decide to make it as our first round of test kitchen! Test kitchen is simply where I will recreate recipes I find all over the internet and let you know how good they really are! Of course I will be linking the original recipe and explaining if I make any changes.
So, let’s get started
This recipe is for chocolate peanut butter protein balls, and I am not a huge peanut butter and chocolate fan but I do love some chocolate so I was excited to give this recipe a try. On the recipe the title claims that these little treats will taste like Reese’s and I got to say wow they were right! Although, they are not totally the same texture they have the wonderful creaminess and aroma that a classic Reese’s peanut butter cup has.
I made a couple changes to the original recipe but the overall idea was the same. Instead of using salted roasted peanuts, I just used roasted unsalted (I know, not that big of a deal), instead of using vanilla protein powder I opted for chocolate (more chocolate, the better?), and lastly, I swapped out the 1/4 cup of apple sauce for 3 table spoons of peanut butter!
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS
- 5 tbsp dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- 1 cup of pitted Medjool dates
- 1 scoop chocolate plant-based protein powder
- 3 tbsp of organic peanut butter
- Add your peanuts to your food processor and blend while you chop up your chocolate chips
- Add chocolate chips to the food processor and pulse until well incorporated
- Now add your dates into the mix and continue to blend until smooth (a little tip if you soak your dates beforehand in water they become a
really creamy whipped consistency, I soaked mine for just a few minutes before hand)
- Then add your peanut butter and protein powder to the food processor and blend
- Your beautiful chocolatey mixture has formed and all you have to do now is roll into balls of your desired size, cover them in nuts or chocolate
and pop them into the fridge for 20 minutes and enjoy!
- Store uneaten chocolate balls in fridge or freezer!
This recipe made around 20 chocolate balls and took around 30 minutes (including fridge time) to make!
I would definitely recommend trying out this recipe! It is simple and delicious without any guilt!
Rating: 9/10 (pretty dang close to perfect)
If you want to see the original recipe click here & thank you to PopSugar for coming up with such a wonderful recipe!