I’ve had a hankering for peanut butter chocolate balls recently. Maybe it’s because I’ve recently returned from the USA where peanut butter is EVERYWHERE. Seriously. I’m sure I saw a peanut butter martini on a cocktail list. No, I didn’t order it. Bleugh.
I’m not normally a big fan of peanuts. Give me macadamias or cashews or even almonds over them any day. But cravings are weird beings, and as I had a few peanuts in the pantry I figured it was time to experiment.
Peanut butter chocolate balls
What you need
- 2 cups of peanuts – either raw or roasted, don’t use salted
- 12 medjool dates, seeds removed, soaked in 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 tbs tahini
- 3-4 tbs cocoa powder
- handful of chocolate chips (optional)
What you do
Put 1 1/2 cups of peanuts in your food processor and process for a few seconds until coarse crumbs (Thermomix sp6/4 sec). Add the dates, tahini, cocoa powder and process until it comes together (Thermomox sp6/8 sec). Taste and add more cocoa if needed. Add chocolate chips and remaining peanuts and mix in (Thermomix sp6/3 sec).
Tip into a bowl. Use a teaspoon to scoop out portions and roll into small balls. Store in the fridge. Try not to eat them all at once.
Do you like peanut butter and chocolate? How do you eat it together?