Friday, 10 August 2012

Cocoa, Peanut butter & Cranberry bites.

For a relatively healthy and deliciously indulgent snack, try these!

Now, there are endless energy ball recipes out there, but these are slightly different. They don't contain cocoa butter or coconut oil. Instead they use peanut butter as a cheaper and easier alternative, with a higher protein content.

These are also amazingly easy to make. Just throw the following in a blender, and blend on max. for a few minutes.
  • 2 Tablespoons (Tbps) wholenut peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) ground linseed
  • 1 Tbsp. dessicated coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. date syrup
  • 4 Tbsp cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp. mixed seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. currants
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened soya milk
  • Pinch cinnamon & a few drops of vanilla extract
Stop and stir with a fork every 20 seconds or so. It should end up as a coarse crumbly paste.
Tip/scrape into a bowl. Then use your hands to squash and roll it into balls of about 2cm in diameter. Then roll in cocoa powder.

Jen x