Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
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An easy and delicious chocolate and peanut butter energy ball
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 9
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup natural cashews
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean essence
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (100% peanuts, ideally, but regular peanut butter is OK, too)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (pinch) salt flakes
  1. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture resembles rough sand.
  2. Use a dessert spoon to scoop out spoonfuls of the mixture straight into the palm of one hand.
  3. Shape the mixture firmly into walnut sized balls with your hands and then store them in an airtight container lined with baking paper in the fridge.
  4. Balls can be wrapped individually and stored in the fridge or freezer until required.
Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free
You can add a scoop of protein powder to these balls if desired but I make them without so my kids can enjoy them, too. If you're adding protein powder you may want to add ½ teaspoon or so of water to the mixture.
Recipe by The Hungry Australian at