☮ Vegan, gluten free, paleo protein yummies
These are fantastically delicious, and find that sweet balance between naughty and nice. They are really fun to make (if not a bit messy) and keep for up to a week (covered in the fridge) so are great to make in bulk and keep them for breakfast and snacking on the go throughout the week. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, and helps lower bad cholesterol and keep your heart healthy. It also encourages the release of serotonin (the happy neurotransmitter). Peanut butter is full of healthy fats, and the slow energy release helps you stay feeling fuller for longer. This recipe makes 18 balls. If you make this recipe and have the time, I would love to know what you think! Just pop me an email to [email protected] ☮
- 1 medium Apple
- 4 tbsp Peanut butter
- 2 tbsp Coconut flour
- 2 tbsp Peanut flour
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 100 g Dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp Freeze dried raspberries
- Start with the apple. Remove the core and blend the rest.
- Add, the coconut flour, peanut flour, peanut butter to the apple and blend/mix.
- Separately, heat a pan of water, then place a glass bowl over the top and break the chocolate into the bowl. It will start to melt down - keep stirring to avoid burning the chocolate as this will make it taste bitter.
- Add 1 tbsp of the melted chocolate to the mixture of flour, peanut butter, apple and honey and mix well.
- Next is the messy bit. Cover a plate or place mat with cling film, and start shaping the mixture into small, bite size balls.
- Place each ball on the cling film, and when they are all done, freeze for 2 hours.
- The reason it's good to freeze them is because it makes them easier to coat with chocolate and less likely to fall apart in your hands when doing so.
- After the 2 hours, you'll need to re-melt the rest of the chocolate, then dunk each ball, making sure that they are completely covered with chocolate and pop back on the cling film.
- You will notice that because the balls are so cold, the chocolate solidifies almost instantly.
- Once all the balls are covered it's time to add the raspberries as decoration for the top.
- Using your finger, put a little melted chocolate on the top of each ball and modestly sprinkle the freeze dried raspberries to the top. You'll need to do this one ball at a time or the chocolate will have solidified by the time you come to add the raspberries and they won't stick to the top.
- When that's all done, pop them in the fridge and you can keep sneaking back there to eat one until they're all gone!
- enjoy : )