Peanut Butter Bliss Balls (gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free)

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The recipe for these bliss balls come from Teresa Cutter. The recipes on her website, The Healthy Chef, are described as “healthy recipes for people who love food” and that is an ethos that we passionately share.

Full of healthy fats and wholegrains and sweetened naturally with dates, these bliss balls are the ultimate snack food and incredibly satiating.

150 gm natural crunchy or smooth peanut butter (natural means 100% peanuts and maybe a touch of salt – we used homemade peanut butter)

1 cup/100 gm gluten free rolled oats (or quinoa flakes, which are naturally gluten free)

1/2 cup/30 gm shredded coconut

120 gm pitted dates

25 gm chopped peanuts + 2 tsp raw cacao powder for rolling

Place oats, dates and coconut into a food processor and process until a sticky dough begins to form. Add the peanut butter and continue processing until all ingredients are well combined and mixture can be shaped into a ball easily.

Divide mixture into 12 portions (or 15 portions for slightly smaller servings) and roll into balls.

Combine the chopped peanuts and raw cacao and place on a flat plate. Roll the balls in the peanut/cacao mixture. Alternatively, you can coat the balls in desiccated coconut.

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

The original recipe includes protein powder for an extra protein boost. We made them without and they turned out beautifully but the original recipe can be found here:

https://www.thehealthychef.com/2015/04/peanut-butter-protein-balls/

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Variations

Replace the peanut butter with any nut butter of your choice. Hazelnut butter could be a delicious alternative!

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