Peanut and cacao balls

28 June 2017 by
First published: 29 June 2017

Keep hunger at bay with these tasty and convenient peanut and cacao balls from Pollen + Grace

These tasty protein balls are the perfect to keep you going when hunger strikes. The dates at a sweet kick, the cashew and peanut butter give a hearty protein hit and the cocoa gives that chocolatey flavour. Make on the weekend and enjoy all week long.

Ingredients (makes 12)
2 cups of dates, soaked
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup of peanut butter (natural)
1tsp vanilla
1/8tsp salt
1tbsp water
1/2 cup crushed peanuts, roasted
1/3 cup cocoa powder, to roll in

Add the dates to boiling water and soak for 10 minutes, then drain.

Blend the cashews to a fine powder in a food processor or blender.

Remove from the blender and place in a large bowl.

Place the dates, vanilla, salt, water and peanut butter in the blender/food processor and blend to a smooth paste.

Add the mixture to the cashew mixture, add in the roasted peanuts a mix until well combined.

Take 25g of the mixture (about half a palm) and roll into a ball shape, then roll in the raw cacao powder.

Repeat until all the mixture has been used.

Store in the fridge to keep them firm!

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