Date & Peanut Butter Balls (aka Yolos)

Date & Peanut Butter Balls (aka Yolos)
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*Warning. These are addictive!*

The other night I was craving something sweet so badly. But I wanted it to be healthy and refined sugar free. I didn’t have many ingredients at home and I really couldn’t be bothered going out into the cold night to the shops. So I started flicking though my cook books and came across this recipe for a delicious date & peanut butter balls. The recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and it’s super quick and easy to make. Perfect if you are impatient like me!

Adapted from “Oh She Glows”, originally called Yolos.

Ingredients:

Caramel filling:
200g/1 cup pitted dates (medjool)
2 table spoons peanut butter (you can use any other nut butter)
pinch of salt flakes

Chocolate coating:
1 table spoon coconut oil
1/2 cup of dark (70% cacao) chocolate (chopped)
pinch of salt flakes

IMG_7524Method:

1. Blend medjool dates in a food processor. If your dates aren’t medjool and are pretty hard and dry, then just soak them in a boiling water for 5 minutes until they soften. Drain and blend until smooth consistency.

2. Add peanut butter and salt flakes and blend until the ingredients mix together.

3. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and place in the freezer for 15 mins to set and harden a bit. This way it will be much easier and less messy to make balls.

4. In the meantime melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler.

5. Take the date mixture out of the freezer and make small balls (I like them to be bite size). Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and place on a baking paper on a tray. If you love salt then you can sprinkle a few salt flakes onto each ball for extra flavour. Once all done place the balls back in the freezer for another 10-15 mins until they harden again.

6. Enjoy and try not to eat too many at once!

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Store in the fridge.

Yum. x

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