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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Sweet, crumbly, chocolate covered Peanut Butter Energy Balls. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan
Servings: 14 balls
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald

Ingredients

  • 45g | ½ cup rolled oats
  • 35g | ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 40g | ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 250g | 1 cup peanut butter (make sure to only use peanut butter with no additives. Good quality peanut butter should just have peanuts as an ingredient - nothing else).
  • 6 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 90g | 1/2 cup semi sweet dairy free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Pour the oats, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for between 8 - 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they can burn very quickly. You want them just slightly toasted to bring out the flavour.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Add peanut butter, dates, maple syrup and salt to a food processor and process until well combined.
  • Pour in the toasted oats and seeds and pulse until combined but leave some texture.
  • The mixture will look crumbly but if you press it together it should form a ball. If you find it is too dry to do this add a drop of water, pulse then try again.
  • Remove the blade and form the mixture into firm balls. You can make them whatever size you like. Mine were kind of walnut sized.
  • Get a baking tray and line with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Melt your chocolate chips. You can do this on a very low temperature setting in the microwave or by placing them in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Dip each of your amazeballs into the melted chocolate. You can either just have them half covered in chocolate or have them fully covered. The choice is yours!
  • Place them on the lined baking tray and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
  • Best stored in the fridge but can also be frozen. Just remove from the freezer about 15 minutes before you want to eat them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg