These little balls of energy are packed full with oats and sweetened through the use of dates and peanut butter.They are best to be kept in the fridge to extend their life.But for me, they are that recipe that I just keep coming back to.They are an absolute staple in my household!
Makes:10-12 depending on size
- 340g of dates – I tend to pre-stock these in my kitchen as these are staple when making vegan or more plant-based sweet treats.
- 3-4 generous tbsp of peanut butter – or for a softer consistency mix with Almond butter for a more true nutty taste.
- 227g of rolled oats – I tend to use basic porridge oats are they tend to blend together just as well as any other oats.
- 20g of dairy free dark chocolate – but make sure it’s 70% cocoa solids are the higher the percentage, the better the taste of the gorgeous dark chocolate.
- 1-2 tbsp of seeds – you can use chia seeds but I love to use mixed seeds to get a variety of textures which will compliment the peanut and/or almond butter.
1.) Pre – soak the oats for 6 mins in warm water and then leave them cool before putting them in a food processor until they are in the consistency of a paste or form a large ball.
2.)Now finely chop your chocolate in small pieces so that it can be added into the food processor with the your nut butter of choice, oats, mixed seeds and then mix until everything is combined.But don’t over process the mixture as I personally prefer having bigger chunks left in the mixture.
3.) Now mould and roll into 15 small/ medium sizes balls and place on a baking tray and pop into the fridge for 15 – 20 minutes.Then store in air-tight container to make them last, otherwise you may lose the moisture from them.
*For extra crunch – I love to use crunchy peanut butter and a handful of granola to add an extra crunch to the little balls of goodness!
Let me know any other healthy/plant-based treats that are your go to!
See you in the next blog post!
- Recipe inspiration – https://minimalistbaker.com/5-ingredient-peanut-butter-cup-energy-bites/