Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

We’re in the thick of the Holidays and food is a prime topic of discussion.  Sugar, sweets and treats crowd our counters this time of year.  Why not opt for a healthier treat option at your next holiday gathering.  This recipe is packed with protein, but don’t let that fool you!  This treat will satisfy your sweet tooth AND protein needs for the day.  Enjoy in moderation!

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

1/2 cup Peanuts
1/2 cup Dates
1/4 cup Peanut Butter (I prefer chunky)
1 tsp Vanilla
1 TBL Water (+/- depending on consistency)
4 oz dipping chocolate

1. Pulse ONLY the peanuts in a blender or food processor until they are broken down into fine crumbs.
2. Add the dates and peanut butter and pulse to form a sticky dough. (Add the tablespoon of water if the dough gets too sticky).  You want the mixture to move through the processor without getting too wet.
3. Continue to pulse until there are no more large pieces of dates or peanuts.
4. Separate the dough into 12 separate balls.  The dough will leave a bit of an oily residue on your hands but should stick together easily.  Place on a plate and refrigerate until ready to dip.
5. Melt the chocolate slowly in a double broiler or in the microwave.  Dip the pb balls into the chocolate allowing excess chocolate to drip off.  Place in the fridge or freezer to set up faster. Enjoy!


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