Who’s excited for more healthy Halloween candy? Today I’m going to show you how you can make the ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls with just 7 ingredients! They taste just like ‘Snickers’ chocolate candy bars so you could call them Vegan ‘Snickers’ Cookie Dough Balls too Soft chewy peanut butter balls drizzled with raw chocolate sauce & a sprinkle of salted peanut crumble… Ready to give them a try?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls | How to make Vegan ‘Snickers’ Cookie Dough
Peanut Butter Balls
- Put the rolled oats and cashews in a food processor fitted with an S-blade and process until finely ground.
- Add the dates. Process until finely chopped and well combined.
- Add the peanut butter together with sea salt to taste. Process again.
- Add a little water to bind the ingredients. You’ll know the dough is ready when it comes together into a ball.
- Shape the dough into small cookie dough balls. Put them on a plate or tray covered with parchment paper, and place them in the freezer while you make the chocolate sauce.
- Melt your coconut oil on low heat until it’s liquid.
- Pour it into a mixing bowl together with the maple syrup and cacao powder. I like to sift the cacao to remove any lumps.
- Give them a good stir until you’ve got a smooth chocolate ganache.
- Add some warm water to turn the chocolate ganache into a sauce.
- Drizzle each peanut butter ball with raw chocolate sauce and sprinkle with finely chopped salted peanuts. I used natural peanuts and lightly toasted them with some coconut oil and sea salt.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
• These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls will stay fresh for at least 2 weeks in the fridge. You could store them in the freezer too.
• Not a fan of peanut butter? You can replace it with almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower butter, pumpkin seed butter, tahini… So many options
• To make these peanut butter balls completely sugar free, you can use xylitol or Stevia as a sweetener and coconut oil/extra water for binding. The maple syrup in the chocolate sauce can be replaced with xylitol or Stevia too + you might need to add some extra water. I don’t have a sugar free chocolate sauce recipe yet but I’ll be working on lots of new ‘vegan keto’ recipes this winter!
What are your top 3 desserts for the holidays: old-fashioned apple pie, gingerbread cookies, pumpkin parfait, pecan pie, fruit crumble…? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.